Picasso, my grandfather. (Picasso, mi abuelo).

The lights and shadows of a genius.

Pablo Picasso is one of the best known and most successful figures of the 20th Century. However, the same thing cannot be said about his personal life. Marina Picasso, his granddaughter, reveals in her memories what it was like to grow up in the shadow of the artist.

Marina is Paulo’s daughter, the first son Pablo Picasso had with ballerina Olga Khokhlova. In her memories, Marina goes into detail about how her grandfather seriously neglected them.

She recalls how he was completely absorbed by his work, and passive to anything else that was going on in his family, made his second wife, Jaqueline Roque and the maid tell his relatives he was not to be disturbed and he couldn’t attend their visits. Something that stands out, as he had plenty of time to spare when writers, movie stars and other artist payed him visits.

Pablo Picasso would treat his son poorly and would constantly humiliate him. The whole family depended financially on the painter, but he would sometimes deny them their allowance, or was late to pay them. This made Marina grow up in a very financially unstable household.

Paulo was terrified of his father, and Marina inherited this fear. Over time, she decided to distance herself from her grandfather. Dealing with abandonment issues, only made worse by the fact that she was also dealing with her mother, who has serious psychiatric issues, she was left too consumed and needed to break from the family.

This is a heartbreaking story about growing up in a dysfunctional family, with a grandfather who didn’t know how to give his loved ones the love, attention or support that they needed.


RELEVANT INFORMATION: Picasso, My Grandfather (Picasso, mi abuelo) is a unique portrait of the life of one of the most important figures in the art world. It’s added value is that it includes new and unknown information about the painter’s family.

The novel has all the ingredients to become a different and unique biopic, different to the ones we are used to seeing about the painter. It shows the lights and shadows of one of the most important figures of the 20th century.


What the critics have said:

“Marina isn’t scared to show the nightmare-like details of a childhood marked by financial and family ruin”. The Opinion of Malaga

“Wonderful and easy to read. [We witness] Marina’s incredible personal growth towards acceptance in this book.” Goodreads


AUDIOVISUAL POTENTIAL: TV Series, TV Miniseries, Film.

LANGUAGES AVAILABLE: Spanish, English, French, Italian, Polish, Swedish, Czech, and German.

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