Edward Quinn on the Portrait of an Artist: Pablo Picasso


Irish photographer Edward Quinn was a dear friend of Pablo Picasso, one that would last until the renowned painter's death. Their encounter was mutually beneficial and influential, with Quinn becoming the photographer of artists.

Prior to meeting Picasso, Quinn was already photographing celebrities and actors such as Marlon Brando, Grace Kelly, Brigitte Bardot, Winston Churchill. Quinn met Picasso in the town of Vallauris in 1951, in which at this point he was working at a pottery workshop, and their friendship continued on, with over 9,000 photos of Picasso's life, art, relationships curated in his camera, and 125 unique snapshots. Soon, he woud be acquainted with artists of the trade — from Francis Bacon, Salvador Dali, David Hockney, Graham Sutherland, and Max Ernst.

Pablo Picasso with a portrait by Jacques Prévert, 1956, photo: Edward Quinn © edwardquinn.com; Pablo Picasso with his paintings and two works by Joan Miró from his private collection in Notre-Dame-de-Vie, Mougins 1962, photo: Edward Quinn © edwardquinn.com; Pablo Picasso and Jacqueline Roque with the goat Esmeralda, Cannes, 1956, photo: Edward Quinn © edwardquinn.com

See some of the iconic portraits by Edward Quinn on the show My Friend - Pablo Picasso at the Art Museum Pablo Picasso in Munster, running through April 22.

Pablo Picasso, Le Fournas, Vallauris, 1953, Photo: Edward Quinn © edwardquinn.com; Pablo Picasso with his daughter Paloma, Vallauris, 1951, photo: Edward Quinn © edwardquinn.com; Pablo Picasso, Edward Quinn and Jacqueline Roque at La Californie Villa, 1960, photo: Edward Quinn © edwardquinn.com; Pablo Picasso with his children Paloma and Claude at a corrida, Vallauris 1957, photo: Edward Quinn © edwardquinn.com

Images are from the press kit.

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