As prescribed by Paulina Constancia

Día del Padre series (6) – The Father Behind The Genius

Father’s Day this year is June 17th. So this week, I bring you a special series called “Dia del Padre”

Today I bring you a series of portraits of 20th century geniuses with their fathers. As I searched the internet for photos of these men with their dads I found out that such photos are hard to come by, so I had to make my own collage. I thought this is a good way of presenting these creative giants as little beings next to their Dads. As we celebrate their incredible contributions in their respective fields, we must not forget the man who once held their little hand and nurtured their genius.

1.Albert Einstein
Born: March 14,1879 
in Ulm, Kingdom of Württemberg,German Empire
Died: April 18,1955 (aged 76)
in Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Einstein was a German theoretical physicist who developed the theory of general relativity, effecting a revolution in physics. For this achievement, Einstein is often regarded as the father of modern physics. Einstein is generally considered the most influential physicist of the 20th century. (Info Source)

Father: Hermann Einstein
A Salesman and Engineer
Hermann Einstein with son Albert, aged 3
Albert Einstein, the Father of Modern Physics
Father and Son Moments:
Hermann once showed little Albert a pocket compass; Albert realized that there must be something causing the needle to move, despite the apparent “empty space”. As he grew, Albert Einstein built models and mechanical devices for fun and began to show a talent for mathematics.
When Einstein’s father asked his son’s headmaster what profession the boy should adopt, he said, “It doesn’t matter; he’ll never make a success of anything.”

2.Pablo Picasso
 Born: October 25, 1881 in Málaga, Spain
Baptized: Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima 
Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso
Died April 8,1973 (aged 91) in Mougins, France

Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter, draughtsman, and sculptor. He is one of the most recognized figures in 20th-century art. He is best known for co-founding the Cubist movement and for the wide variety of styles embodied in his work. Among his most famous works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907) and Guernica (1937), his portrayal of the German bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War.(Info Source)

Father: Don José Ruiz Blasco 
A Painter and Art Teacher
José with his son Pablo, aged 4
The Creative Genius-PABLO PICASSO- at his studio
Father and Son Moments:
According to legend, his first words were “piz, piz,” his childish attempt at lápiz, the Spanish word for pencil. Picasso’s father began teaching him to draw and paint from early childhood, and by the time he was 13 years old his paintings were already better executed than his father’s.(Info Source)
Learn more about Pablo Picasso

3. Walt Disney
Born Walter Elias Disney
on December 5, 1901 in Hermosa, Chicago
Died: December 15, 1966 in Burbank, California

Walt Disney is particularly noted as a film producer and a popular showman, as well as an innovator in animation and theme park design. He and his staff created some of the world’s most well-known fictional characters including Mickey Mouse, for whom Disney himself provided the original voice. During his lifetime he received four honorary Academy Awards and won 22 Academy Awards from a total of 59 nominations, including a record four in one year, giving him more awards and nominations than any other individual in history.  Disney also won seven Emmy Awards and gave his name to the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort theme parks in the U.S., as well as the international resorts Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland.(Info Source)

Father: Elias Disney
A Professional Carpenter, 
Farmer and Building Contractor 
Elias Disney with son Walt, aged 1
The Creative Genius- WALT DISNEY- at his studio
Father and Son Moments:
His father, Elias Disney, was a professional carpenter by trade who, among other things, worked on the construction of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, the prototype for all World’s Fairs to follow. When Walt and his brother Roy O. Disney were boys, their father would tell them of the many wonders of the Fair, such as the first ferris wheel, thus inspiring the dreams that would make them both successful as adults.(Info Source)

When he was a young boy, Walt’s family moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where his father Elias bought a morning newspaper route and compelled his young sons to assist him in delivering papers. Walt later said that many of the habits and compulsions of his adult life stemmed from the disciplines and discomforts of helping his father with the paper route. (Info Source)
Learn more about Walt Disney

4. Steve Jobs
Born Steven Paul Jobs
on February 24, 1955 in San Francisco, California
Died: October 5, 2011(aged 56)
in Palo Alto, California

Jobs was an American businessman, designer and inventor. He is best known as the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. Through Apple, he was widely recognized as a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer revolution and for his influential career in the computer and consumer electronics fields. Jobs also co-founded and served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006, when Disney acquired Pixar.
(Info Source)

Biological Father: Syrian-born Abdulfattah “John” Jandali (Arabic: عبدالفتاح جندلي‎)
Adoptive Father: Paul Reinhold Jobs
(Steve Jobs was adopted at birth)
Paul Jobs with son Steve, aged 3
(Image Source)
Creative Genius- STEVE JOBS- 
with one of his masterpieces- The I-Phone
“Jobs to the 21st Century is like Einstein to the 20th Century. A true visionary and a humble man. RIP.” -Source:Ali Mikkawi/Channel 4-
Father and Son Moments:
Paul was a machinist for a company that made lasers, and taught his son rudimentary electronics and how to work with his hands. The father showed Steve how to work on electronics in the family garage, demonstrating to his son how to take apart and rebuild electronics such as radios and televisions. As a result, Steve became interested in and developed a hobby of technical tinkering.(Source)

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