Francoise Gilot Archives
Wife to Picasso, Mother, Artist in her own right. I’ve loved her work since I read an interview with her, and an article on her monotypes in American Artist magazine sometime in the 1990s.
Even at the young age of 21, Françoise Gilot was one of the most respected artists of the emerging School of Paris, a movement struggling for recognition during the years of The Occupation. Then, in 1943, during the time of her first important exhibition in Paris, Françoise met Pablo Picasso, an artist 40 years her senior. In 1946, Gilot and Picasso began a decade long relationship and Françoise became both a witness and a participant in one of the last great periods of the modern art movement in Europe….