“I did more than say ‘no’ to Picasso”

Françoise Gaime Gilot (26 November 1921 – 6 June 2023) was a French painter.
Known as “The woman who said ‘no’ to Picasso”
Francoise Gilot was a young painter in Pasis when she first met Picasso – he was sixty-two and she was twenty-one. During the following ten years they were lovers, worked closely together and she became mother to two of his children, Claude and Paloma.
Gilot was an accomplished artist, notably in watercolors and ceramics, when she met Pablo Picasso, but her professional career was eclipsed by her social celebrity.
After she split from Picasso, he discouraged galleries from buying her work and unsuccessfully tried to block her 1964 memoir, Life with Picasso, from being published.
She is surrounded by her art, with portraits on her dress.
“I did more than say ‘no’ to Picasso”


“I did more than say ‘no’ to Picasso”
60cm x 90cm
24” x 36”
Acrylic paint on box canvas