Pablo Picasso, ‘Peintre et Modèle.’, 1966, Peter Harrington Gallery
Pablo Picasso, ‘Peintre et Modèle.’, 1966, Peter Harrington Gallery

Crommelynck and his younger brother, Piero collaborated sporadically with Picasso for some 20 years and produced all his prints after 1961. He was a master printmaker who also worked with Henri Matisse and Georges Braque, as well as younger artists such as David Hockney, Richard Hamilton, Jasper Johns and Jim Dine amongst others.

Signature:  Signed in pencil lower left by Picasso and inscribed by him “pour Aldo Crommelynck”

About Pablo Picasso

A prolific and tireless innovator of art forms, Pablo Picasso impacted the course of 20th-century art with unparalleled magnitude. Inspired by African and Iberian art and developments in the world around him, Picasso contributed significantly to a number of artistic movements, notably Cubism, Surrealism, Neoclassicism, and Expressionism. Along with Georges Braque, Picasso is best known for pioneering Cubism in an attempt to reconcile three-dimensional space with the two-dimensional picture plane, once asking, “Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?” Responding to the Spanish Civil War, he painted his most famous work, Guernica (1937), whose violent images of anguished figures rendered in grisaille made it a definitive work of anti-war art. “Painting is not made to decorate apartments,” he said. “It’s an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy.” Picasso’s sizable oeuvre includes over 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, theater sets, and costume designs.

Spanish, 1881-1973, Malaga, Spain, based in Paris and Mougins, France