The important women in Picasso’s life and the years they were together.
Jacqueline Roque 1953-73. In the 20 years they are together Picasso paints over 400 portraits of her.
Françoise Gilot 1944-53, a young painter when they meet. They have two children together, Claude and Paloma. Gilot’s book Life with Picasso (1964) was the subject of the film, Surviving Picasso.
Dora Maar 1936-44, a Surrealist artist and photographer. She published a memoir in 1993, Picasso and Me.
Marie-Therese Walter 1927-36, is only seventeen when she meets Picasso. She becomes his model and lover. Picasso is still married to Olga so the relationship is kept secret at first. She is the mother of Maia (b. 1935). Marie-Thérèse hanged herself four years after Picasso’s death.
Olga Kholkhlova 1917-35, a Russian ballerina. They marry in 1918 and their son Paulo is born in 1921. Olga introduces Picasso to the world of high society which he later rejects.
Marcelle (Eva) Humbert 1911-15, Picasso tattoos her name onto his Cubist pictures. There affair ends when she dies in 1915.
Fernande Olivier 1905-11, a bohemian artist who became his mistress. Olivier appears in many of his Rose period paintings.