Picasso was of Spanish, Italian and Basque descent.
Pablo Picasso was born on October 25, 1881, in Malaga, Spain, into a middle-class family. He was the first child of Don José Ruiz y Blasco and María Picasso y López. Don José Ruiz y Blasco was a painter, who specialized in naturalistic depictions of birds. Besides, Ruiz held the post of a Professor of Art at the School of Crafts and that of a curator of a local museum. It's worth noting, that his ancestors were minor aristocrats.
Pablo had two sisters - Lola and Conchita, the latter of whom died of diphtheria at the age of 7.