Pablo Picasso (Oct. 18, 1881- April 8, 1973) was a Spanish born painter, sculptor, writer, playwright, and printmaker (among other things). He spent most of his adult life living in France. Most of his different periods of work (i.e. "The Blue Period") are considered part of modern art. He was also credited with co-creating the Cubist movement in art. He is one of the most well known artists of the 20th century.