1894 b. Aug 07th in  Campanha, Brazil as Maria de Lourdes Alves.

    Brazilian Sculptor

    Maried to a doctor and divorced. Lost cutody of her child.
    Her mother testified against her.

 1923 Went to Paris.

 1926 m. diplomat Carlos Martins who was serving in London.

 1939 They moved to New York.
    See studied with Jacques Lipchitz and Stanley William Hayter.
    Moved in the same circle as the Surrealist exiles Andre Breton, Max Ernst, Roberto Matta, 
    Marcel Duchamp, Yves Tanguy, Andre Masson, Fernand Leger.  

 1941 First individual exhibition at the Corcoran Art Gallery, in New York.
    The Catalogue cover was her portrait ~> by Candido Portinari ~>.
    Bronze sculpting classes with Jacques Lipchitz ~>.

 1943 Exhibited in New York Amazonia sharing the Valentine gallery with Piet Mondrian ->.
    prefaced Don’t Forget I Come From The Tropics.
     Andre Breton was in awe with her work, and introduced her to Yves Tanguy, Max Ernst, 
     Leonora Carrington and Marcel Duchamp, all living in New York.

 1946 Series Impossible ~>

 1946 Started five year affair with Marcel Duchamp.
    Model for Etants Donnes ->.

 1947 Exhibits at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York with catalogue introduction by Andre Breton.
    Provides original artwork for the catalogue of Le Surrealisme en 1947 
    or Please Touch at Galerie Maeght, Paris. 
    Exhibits Le Chemin lombre trop longs trop etroits ->.
    Contributes to Neon.

 1948 Moves to Paris. Becomes friends with Constantin Brancusi, Benjamin Peret
    and Amedee Ozenfant. 
    Exhibits at Galerie Drouin with catalogue preface by Andre Breton and Michel Tapie ->.

 1949 Oitavo Véu ~>

 1950 Returns to Brazil for her first Brazilian exhibition in Sao Paulo.
    Catalogue contribution by Benjamin Peret.

 1956 Gales Gaules II ->.

 1957 Included in Andre Breton's  L'Art Magique. 

 1973 March 27th. d. Rio de Janeiro.

    See wiki -> and also -> and also ->.

    See Bio -> and Article ~>.

    See also facebook ->.
 and Documentary Maria—Não Esqueça que Eu Venho dos Trópicos ~>.

    More about Maria Martins and from MAM -> and also pdf ->.

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