Their masterpieces are easily identifiable in museums but sometimes, it's hard to put a face to the famous artist's name. LIFE recently curated an amazing gallery of the "40 Most Revealing Artists Portraits," featuring the likes of Picasso, Pollock, Dali, de Kooning, and more, which any analogue photography or art enthusiast would admire.
On the occasion of Picasso's birthday, we celebrate the many art methods the modernist painter was known for. These rare photos by LIFE magazine’s Gjon Mili show Picasso at his home and studio dabbling in pottery, sculpting, and—a technique Lomographers love—light painting! See more of the artist at work below.