Benet Soler

Pablo Picasso Spanish

Not on view

In connection with, or soon after, his first solo exhibition at the principal meeting place of the Barcelona avant-garde, the bohemian tavern Els Quatre Gats, Picasso made a set of small caricatures of the prominent members of the informal club. The dapper Soler (1874–1945), a tailor, was friendly with the artists of Els Quatre Gats. He supported Picasso in 1902 and 1903 through a commission of a family portrait and the purchase of other works in exchange for clothes or cash. He owned Erotic Scene (MMA 1984.433.22).

Benet Soler, Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France), Ink and mixed-media paint on paper

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