Pablo Picasso

Born: 1881
Place of Birth: Malaga, Spain
Died: 1973

Pablo Picasso was born in Spain in 1881, and was raised there before going on to spend most of his adult life working as an artist in France. Throughout the long course of his career, he created more than 20,000 paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics and other items such as costumes and theatre sets. He is universally renowned as one of the most influential and celebrated artists of the twentieth century. 

Picasso's work with ceramics began late in his career and was brought on by his love for the light and vibrant pottery along the Mediterranean coast. He found particular admiration for the work of the Madoura ceramic company, located near Cannes, in the south of France. He began collaborating with the company’s owners, Georges and Suzanne Ramié, in 1946, complementing their expert, modern forms with his artistic influence. Picasso had full use of the Madoura workshop and he worked with the Ramiés for over two decades. The product of this extended collaboration was a body of more than 600 different ceramic designs that were streamlined, decorative and, in many regards, equally as compelling as Picasso's painted works.

This ceramic plate is an Authentic Picasso Madoura Ramié Ceramic -  A.R.283 - edition of 150. Completed in 1955, stamped "Madoura Plein Feu" and "Empreinte Originale de Picasso" verso.

Reference number Ramie No.382 in Alan Ramie's Picasso: Catalogue of the edited ceramic works 1947-1971, 1988, p. 145.

  • Pablo Picasso

    Visage de Faune

    1955
    white earthenware plate, edition of 150
    W:29cm L:29cm
    £5,650