|Dates||1907 - 1997|
Dora Maar was born Théodora Markovic in France but grew up in Argentina. Upon her return to France in 1925, she studied painting and photography, posing as a model for Man Ray and others before becoming a photographer herself. She worked for a time as a professional photographer in fashion, advertising, and photoreportage. In the 1930s Maar became involved in the Surrealist movement, began to paint, and made her best-known work, mostly re-photographed photocollages.
Around 1935 Maar met Pablo Picasso and for the next nine years was his lover and