Diana Widmaier Picasso (born March 12, 1974) is a French art historian specialized in modern art, currently living in Paris.
Diana Widmaier Picasso is the daughter of Maya Widmaier-Picasso, daughter of Pablo Picasso and Marie-Thérèse Walter.After a Master degree in private Law (Paris-Assas University), and a Master degree in Art History (Paris-Sorbonne University)—her thesis was about the art market in France in the seventeenth century—she decided to specialize in old master drawings. She worked on several exhibitions in museums (Metropolitan Museum in New York, Institut Néerlandais in Paris), and later became an expert in old master drawings at Sotheby’s in London and Paris for three years.
She is the co-founder with Roy Sebag and Chief Artistic Officer of a 24 karat jewelry company called Menē launched in 2017.
Diana Widmaier Picasso is involved in art organizations: Trustee MoMA PS1, New York (since 2009), Trustee Kunst-Werke, Berlin (since 2007), International Council of MoMA, New York (since 2000), Tate International Council, London (since 2005), Visiting Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the 19th, 20th and 21st century Departments (since 2008), Member of Performing Art committee of the Whitney Museum, New York (since 2013).
She is also involved in non-profit organizations: Girls Inc. (organization that focuses on giving confidence to girls), Elevate New York (youth development program), Chez Bushwick (organization dedicated to the advancement of interdisciplinary art and performance), Education Through Music (organization that provides instruments and music classes in inner city schools).
She has a daughter born in April 2017.