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The Women of Pablo Picass: Dora Maar and Picasso

The Women of Pablo Picass: Dora Maar and Picasso



Dora Maar and Picasso (1936-1944)

Picasso and Dora Maar

Dora Maar

In 1936 54-year old Picasso met Yugoslavian Dora Maar (1907 -1997), the photographer who documented Picasso’s painting of Guernica, the 1937 painting of Picasso’s depiction of the German’s having bombed the Basque city of Guernica, Spain during the Spanish Civil War.

Dora Maar by Picasso

Dora Maar by Picasso

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Dora Maar by Picasso

She became Picasso’s constant companion and lover from 1936 through April, 1944.  Maar went back to painting and exhibited in Paris soon after Picasso left her for Françoise.  Picasso referred to Dora as his “private muse”.

Dora Maar by Man Ray

Dora Maar by Man Ray

In later years she became a recluse, dying poor and alone.

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