Collage - Journal 1932...

Collage - Journal 1932...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Dora Maar (1907 – 1997).......Painter, Photographer and Poet...

Dora Maar,(1907-1997) French - Painter, Poet and Photographer...
Dora Maar - Portrait of Picasso - 1936

She was a Painter in her own right.

Pablo Picasso - Dora and the Minotaur - Composition - 1936

also known for her love affair with Pablo Picasso for 7 years - He was 54 and she was 29 when they first met in 1936, she was introduced by French poet Paul Eluard.
Pablo Picasso - Dora Maar with a Crown of Flowers - 1937
A very private person - after her life with Picasso - she lived in solitary. Her painting and writing poetry would continue during her life time.

Pablo Picasso - Portrait of Dora Maar - 1937

She studied painting with André L'hote before meeting Henri Cartier-Bresson, who advised her to take up photography. Not to forget that she was already a known photographer when she met Picasso. Further, she was part of intellectuals against fascism in 1935 along with André Breton, Georges Bataille.


  1. I did'nt know she had live entil 97.

  2. i have just read the book, picasso's weeping woman

    it will break your heart

    dora was an incredible artist and photographer in her own right