- Category : Art-Photography
- Type : ME
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Uncertainty 2
French artist (photographer and painter), and lover and muse of Pablo Picasso. She was the daughter of a Paris-based Yugoslav architect aand French artist. She studied painting in Paris and fell in with the surrealists in the 1930s. In 1937 she had the first exhibit of her photography in Paris.
A year earlier, in 1936 she met Picasso and he was smitten by her beauty. They shared their ability to speak Spanish as she had spent time in Argentina and they shared their sadness at the Spanish Civil War. Maar photographed him painting "Guernica" and became his weepinig mourner. The subject and collector of his art, she served as his muse for the nine years of their relationship.
After he left her in April 1944 for Francoise Gilot, she pursued an interest in the mystical and resumed painting. She never married and had no children.
She died July 16, 1997, age 89 in Paris, leaving her collection of Picasso's work and her own to the auction block.