About the Author
Susan Grace Galassi is the author of Picasso's Variations on the Masters: Confrontations with the Past (Abrams, 1996). She received her Ph.D. in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and is currently Associate Curator of The Frick Collection in New York City.
Pablo Picasso is widely considered the greatest artist of the twentieth century. In a career spanning seventy-five years, he mastered virtually every medium of visual artistic expression and was a principal force in the development of modern art. Although his paintings are best known, many critics believe his drawings to be equally innovative.