Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Clito Ruiz y Picasso Ruiz Picasso known as Pablo Ruiz Picasso (25 October 1881 - 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and ceramicist who worked in France. He is often considered to be the foremost figure in 20th century art. As the leader of the School of Paris, he was widely celebrated for his technical virtuosity, originality, and prolificacy, both during his lifetime and after his death.
Pablo Picasso in Southern Victory
In 1914, Anne Colleton sponsored an exhibit of modern art on loan from the Paris art schools. The exhibit, which was showcased at her plantation house on Marshlands, near St. Matthews, South Carolina, included several Pablo Picasso pieces.
Cassius, who at the time was already planning a revolutionary outbreak, disliked the exhibit which he regarded as a manifestation of white oppression of the blacks. When the Red Rebellion started a year later and Cassius set the Marshlands mansion on fire, he expressed regret that "the ugly pictures" were no longer there, as he would have liked to burn them, too.
- American Front, pgs. 69-71.
- Ibid., pg. 562.