Francis Picabia (born Francis-Marie Martinez de Picabia, January 22, 1879 – November 30, 1953) was a French avant-garde painter, poet and typographist.
After experimenting with Impressionism and Pointillism, Picabia became associated with Cubism. His highly abstract planar compositions were colorful and rich in contrasts. He was one of the early major figures of the Dada movement in the United States and in France. His was later briefly associated with Surrealism, but would soon turn his back on the art establishment.