Henriette Theodora Markovitch, better known as Dora Maar, was a French photographer and painter. This artist, of a Croatian father (architect) and a French mother (violinist), was born in Paris in 1907 and died in the same city on July 16, 1997, at the age of 89. Dora Maar spent her childhood and youth in Argentina, a Latin American country where her father worked as an architect for 20 years.
The history of Dora Maar as an artist, in a certain way, has remained under the shadow of Picasso, whose lover she was ─turbulent relationship, by the way─, and at the same time the most influential of his muses, model of the most emblematic portraits made by the artist from Malaga, although she also left photographic evidence of the process of creating one of the most impressive works by Picasso, Guernica. When Dora Maar met Picasso, in 1935, he was already an internationally recognized artist, and she was famous in France for her remarkable and talented photographic work.