[dropcap]P[/dropcap]ablo Picasso was 13 when his family moved to from Barcelona from A Coruña in 1895. His father Ruiz took a position at the School of Fine Arts, where Pablo was admitted as a student. At age 16 Picasso was sent to Madrid’s prestigious Royal Academy of San Fernando. However, he stopped attending classes shortly after starting.
The Museu Picasso holds an extensive collection of his early work, including The First Communion (1896), and Science and Charity (1897). With over 3,500 works it is the largest collection of Picasso’s art. (See also: Picasso’s Barcelona)
Related reading: A Life of Picasso: The Prodigy, 1881-1906