A dancer in Sergei Diaghilev’s company Ballets Russes, Olga Khokhlova became Picasso’s principal model soon after they met in 1917.
Portrait of Olga in an Armchair
The EY Exhibition: Picasso 1932 - Love, Fame, Tragedy
130 x 88 cm
Oil paint on canvas
Date of work
Original: Oil paint on canvas 130 x 88 cm Musée Picasso © Succession Picasso/DACS 2017 Photo: © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée national Picasso-Paris) - © Mathieu Rabeau ID 58
Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth- century. Born in Spain, Picasso began his artistic career in Barcelona before settling in Paris in 1904. He worked in an unprecedented variety of styles and is recognised as a painter, sculptor, etcher, lithographer, ceramist and designer.