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Man with a sheep

Historic site and monument, Historic patrimony, Sculpture in Vallauris

  • Bronze statue made by Picasso : "Man with a sheep". Picasso's first sculpture to be installed in a public space, as the artist intended, Man with a Sheep watches over the market square and is a focal point for visitors.

  • It was produced in 1943 and gifted to the town in 1949 as thanks for the warm welcome Picasso received. As a mark of gratitude, the town gave Picasso honorary citizen status.
    There are two other copies of this sculpture, one in Philadelphia and the other at the Picasso Museum in Paris.
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