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Picasso the Foreigner: An Artist in France, 1900-1973. Published by MacMillan Publishers, 2023.

Picasso the Foreigner

Lectures and Book Signings

  • Friday, March 24, 2023
  • 12:00 p.m.
  • East Building, Mezzanine, Gallery 217C
  • Talks
  • In-person

Join us in the galleries for a conversation and book signing with Annie Cohen-Solal, author of Picasso the Foreigner: An Artist in France, 1900-1973. This talk will take place in front of Pablo Picasso’s Family of Saltimbanques on the East Building Mezzanine.

About Picasso the Foreigner and Annie Cohen-Solal
In Picasso the Foreigner: An Artist in France, 1900-1973, biographer Annie Cohen-Solal presents a bold vision of the artist Pablo Picasso and his tumultuous relationship with his adopted homeland of France. Cohen-Solal approaches the iconic artist’s career from a new angle, making extensive use of fascinating and long-understudied archival sources.

Annie Cohen-Solal, a writer and social historian, is Distinguished Professor at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. She has taught in Berlin, Jerusalem, New York, and Paris, and served as the cultural counselor to the French embassy in the United States. Her books include biographies of Jean-Paul Sartre, Leo Castelli, and Mark Rothko, all of which have been widely translated. Picasso the Foreigner was awarded the 2021 Prix Femina Essai; an exhibition curated by Cohen-Solal and based on the research for this book appeared in Paris at the Museum of the History of Immigration, in partnership with the national Picasso Museum, in 2021.