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Dora Maar was a leading Surrealist artist who worked across photography, collage, and painting. After studying art in Paris, she opened a photography studio in 1931 and quickly achieved success across genres, including portraiture, fashion, advertising, and nude photography. Her work outside of the studio focused on making trenchant observations of social issues in her street photographs and exploring erotic, fantastical, and provocative imagery in highly inventive images that combined photography and collage. Despite her artistic achievements, until recently Maar’s career had been overshadowed by her romantic relationship with Pablo Picasso, for whom she served as model and muse.