The deceased artist and beloved Picasso Francoise Gilot 02:17

Artist Frasnoise Gilot dies in Manhattan hospital aged 101 New York Times. Gilot is known not only as an artist and graphic artist, but also for his love affair with the iconic Spanish painter Pablo Picasso. He even published a book called My Life with Picasso. The famous artist prevented the publication of his lover’s memoirs, but lost three lawsuits he filed.

Gilot was born in 1921 in the Paris suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine. His first exhibition took place in occupied Paris in 1943. Then he met Picasso. He was 40 years older than her. They started living in a place where they had two children in 1948: Claude and Paloma. The latter became Picasso’s most famous heir – he is the designer of the jewelry house Tiffany & Co.

Gilot and Picasso broke up in 1953. The artist married her colleague Luc Simon in 1956. From this marriage in 1956, a daughter named Orelia was born. The couple divorced by mutual consent in 1962.

In 1970, Gilot remarried to virologist Jonas Salk, who discovered the polio vaccine.

Zhilo was awarded the Legion of Honor in 1990.

Source: Gazeta


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