Maya Ruiz-Picasso

Daughter of Pablo


A unique complicity between father and daughter

This book is not yet published, but will be available from October 2022.

ISBN: 9782370741790 Category:


Born on September 5, 1935, María de la Concepción, nicknamed Maya, was Pablo Picasso’s first daughter. This book, exhibition catalog for the Picasso Museum in Paris, highlights the artist’s relationship with his child. Fascinated by his daughter, Picasso took her as a model from an early age. The drawings, paintings, and photographs of Maya reproduced in this book testify to the incredible source of inspiration that Maya was for her father. In addition to her portraits, the book presents drawings made in tandem by father and daughter, that merge the master’s line with that of his child, testifying to their bond.

The essays of this volume focus on Maya’s childhood years, between her birth and the end of the Nazi occupation of Paris when the great majority of the portraits were created – a period of almost incessant war in Europe and traumatic upheaval in Picasso’s personal life. Also, in a conversation between Maya Ruiz-Picasso and her daughter, Diana Widmaier-Picasso, Maya’s memories are revisited to create an intimate portrait of the artist.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 23 x 30 cm
Publisher name Editions Skira Paris
Publication date 18 October 2022
Number of pages 288
Format Hardback
Dimensions 23 x 30 cm
Weight 300 g


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Emilia Philippot, curator at the Musée national Picasso Paris

Diana Widmaier-Picasso, art historian, specialized in modern art and the work of Pablo Picasso, granddaughter of the artist.