Ernest Hemingway & Picasso — Paris, Late Summer 1944

“John Berger reminds us that it had taken Picasso fifty years to come to terms with the world around and his own genius…”

Picasso in the chilly studio 1940s. Source: American Girls Club, Paris

One late summer evening Ernest and Mary went to the studio of Pablo Picasso, where they were warmly greeted by the artist, and ‘his girl’ Françoise Gilot. Mary Welsh describes Gilot as “ a slim, dark, quiet girl with serpentine movements.” Even in late…