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"I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best. " Frida Kahlo
Lump was allowed anywhere on Picasso's property, including being the only creature allowed in Picasso's studio. Lump appeared in 54 of Picasso's works. Lump and Picasso were together for sixteen years, and died within months of each other.
The French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson was a photojournalist for Life and other publications for over three decades. He is widely considered to be the master of street photography and the father of modern photojournalism.
Paris Review – Frida’s Corsets, Leslie Jamison "Frida Kahlo wore plaster corsets for most of her life because her spine was too weak to support itself. She painted them, naturally, covering them with pasted scraps of fabric and drawings of tigers, monkeys, plumed birds, a blood-red hammer and sickle, and streetcars like the one whose handrail rammed through her body when she was eighteen years old."
Jackson Pollock, an influential member of the abstract expressionist movement, was known best for his unique "drip painting," although he experimented with other styles throughout his career. He was lifelong alcoholic who died at age 44 in a drunk driving accident. In 1949, Life magazine asked in a four page spread, "Is [Pollock] the greatest living painter in the United States?"