Why this Artist is a Model for Creative Accomplishment

A female pioneer of surrealist photography

Christopher P Jones

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Detail of ‘Untitled (Harvard)’ (1935) by Dora Maar. Photograph: © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2019. Taken from the Dora Maar exhibition at Tate Modern, London 2019

The story of Dora Maar — French photographer, painter and poet — is a lesson in perpetual creativity.

For a long time, Maar has been known as the muse for Picasso’s painting Weeping Woman. But as a female photographer working in a field dominated by men, she not only broke…

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