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Names:
Born: Dora Markovitch 
Other: Dora Markovik 
Other: Henrietta Theodora Markovitch 
Other: Henriette Theodora Markovitch 
Dates:  1907 - 1997
Born:  France, Paris
 
  
Worked in advertising and fashion photography but the photographs she took for her own interest were surrealist and she was connected with many of the key figures including Man Ray, Andre Breton and Pablo Picasso.

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Dora Maar 
1936
 
  
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Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website
 

Printed biographies

The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.

 
• Coke, Van Deren with Diana C. Du Pont 1986 Photography: A Facet of Modernism (New York: Hudson Hills Press, The San Francisco Museum of Art) p.177 
  
 

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If there is an analysis of a single photograph or a useful self portrait I will highlight it here.

 
• Lahs-Gonzales, Olivia & Lippard, Lucy 1997 Defining Eye: Women Photographers of the 20th Century. Selections from the Helen Kornblum Collection (Saint Louis Art Museum, D.A.P.) [Dora Maar is included in this overview of women photographers.] 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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