Life After Picasso…Françoise Gilot

She was already an artist before she met Pablo Picasso. Her grandmother had guided her into painting at a young age. Actually, her art instruction began when she was only six years old…

She met Picasso when she was twenty-one years old. His influence was greatly seen in her cubist works but she did develop her own style independent of him.

Here are some of her works:

(«White Cloud»
(Study for Self-Portrait In Orange With Blue Necklace 1944-45)
(French Window in Blue 1939)
(With her son Claude in 1949)

Currently her artwork is exhibited in major museums around the world, like the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Modern Art Museum and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. In 2010 her painting «Paloma à la Guitare» sold at auction (Sotheby’s) for 922,500 GBP ($1,3 million).

After she left Picasso in 1953, she married Jonas Salk, the inventor of the polio vaccine, in 1970. She has written several books, including «Life With Picasso» in 1964 with Carlton Lake and «Matisse and Picasso: A Friendship in Art», in 1990.


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  1. ourcrossings dice:

    Extraordinary artwork created by a woman who has had an extraordinary life.

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    1. Yes, I quite agree Aiva. I think she had as much influence on Picasso as he had on her. I have always admired her and loved her artwork.

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  2. beth dice:

    what amazing artwork and interesting the men she chose to spend her days with

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    1. Yes, it is amazing and she is certainly an amazing woman.

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  3. Easymalc dice:

    I’m assuming that you’re a fan of hers Francesc, but I have to ask you. Does a painting sell for a fortune because it’s a great painting or does the signature command the price?

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    1. Good question Malc, and, without a doubt, the name influences greatly, especially when it comes to celebrity artists. With regards to Francoise I would go 50/50 as she has a certain celebrity status but she also made many important connections throughout her life and she is quite old…I do like her work a lot and have always been a big fan. I do believe that she influenced Picasso almost as much as he did her. But the question you have posed is always something to think about. All the best!

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      1. Easymalc dice:

        Thanks Francesc. Have a great weekend my friend.

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      2. You’re very welcome Malc! And a great weekend to you too! All the best!

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  4. jonicaggiano dice:

    How very interesting Francis. I loved her painting with glass doors I felt like I could feel the wind. Lovely, informative post. 🦋

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    1. Thank you Joni! I am very glad you liked it. She, together with Pablo, are two of my favourite artists…

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  5. equipsblog dice:

    Fascinating, woman. Glad to read more about her.

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    1. Yes she is Pat, glad you liked it.

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