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Dora Maar (Russian, 1907-1999) (Henrietta Theodora Markovitch)

Dora Maar grew up in Argentina and studied painting at l'ăcole de l'Art Dćcoratif, Académie de Passy and Académie Julien in Paris. In the early 1930s, she studied photography at l' ăcole de la Ville. She was employed in photo reportage, advertising, and fashion; her personal work was often surreal and utilized dreamlike photomontages. Picasso's mistress, she photographed his various stages of Guernica and served as his model for Weeping Women. After Picasso rejected her, she suffered a mental breakdown and withdrew from society to focus on her painting.
- Anita Ogard

Selected Bibliography
Caws, Mary Ann. "Picasso's Weeping Woman: The Life and Art of Dora Maar." Art in America (v.89, n.6, 2001)."

Coke, Van Deren, and Du Pont, Diana C. Photography: A Facet of Modernism. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1986.

L'Enfant, Julie. "Dora Maar and the art of mystery." Woman's Art Journal (Fall 1996/Winter 1997): 15-20.


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