Picasso, in the year I was born. He already had a movement or two under his belt and was, along with some peers, changing the face of art. I love this picture, it is just alive with creativity and focus--I love the way so many things, in so many media, are gathered around him like a man clad in armour.
In a piece he painted in his new studio he put a blank white canvas in the middle of the work--picasso creates out of nothing--and the two partially completed works next to it are a sign perhaps that art conquers the void--this is a man who is fully connected to himself and very very sure of his own power, and definitely of his drivenness. He was about 75 in this photo.