- NAME: Dora Maar
- OCCUPATION: Artist, Poet
- BIRTH DATE: November 22, 1907
- DEATH DATE: July 16, 1997
- EDUCATION: Académie Julian
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Paris, France
- PLACE OF DEATH: Paris, France
- AKA: Théodora Markovic
- AKA: Dora Maar
- Full Name: Henriette Théodora Markovitch
- AKA: Théodora Markovitch
- AKA: Henriette Théodora Markovic
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Dora Maar was a French artist and poet best known as Pablo Picasso's lover and muse.
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From there, Maar fell under the care of psychiatrist Jacques Lacan, with whom she underwent years of analysis, and slowly began to recover her former self. She recovered in part by embracing religion (and renouncing all ties to her Surrealist past), eventually deciding on the Roman Catholic Church. She would remain devout until her death.
Maar continued on with her two remaining interests—art and religion—until July 16, 1997, when she died at the age of 89 in Paris,
France. Maar outlived Picasso by 24 years, and nine years after her death, Picasso's "Dora Maar au Chat" ("Dora Maar with Cat") was auctioned for $95.2 million, making it one of the world's most expensive paintings sold at auction.
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