1906 b. Mulhouse, Germany; Maria Benz. German Collagist Photographer Model and muse.
1923 Performer at the Grand Guignol ->. 1930's Modeled for sentimental postcards; earlier she had been a hypnotist's stooge in a circus and a small-time actress and model in Paris when she met Paul Eluard and Rene Char. 1934 m Paul Eluard She collaborated in a number of group activities such as the game of Cadavre Exquis. 1934 and 1936 She produced a series of photomontages. Photographs; modelling with Sonia Mosse by Man Ray Cadavre Exquis with Andre Breton, Valentine Hugo and Paul Eluard. 1935 Paul Eluard publishes Facile -> a book of Poems with photos of her by Man Ray. 1937 Holidays on The Fal River, Cornwall with Max Ernst, Man Ray, Henry Moore, Irina Radetsky, Eileen Agar, Leonora Carrington Paul Eluard, Roland Penrose, Lee Miller, Man Ray, Ady Fidelin, Edouard Mesens, Joseph Bard. 1937 Short affairs with Joseph Bard and Pablo Picasso. 1941 June, party at apartment of Robert Desnos and Youki with Georges Hugnet Paul Eluard and Sonia Mosse. 1946 died in Paris unexpectedly from a stroke. She was the subject of Paul Eluard's Facile collection of poems which were illustrated by Man Ray's nude photographs of her, and of a number of Pablo Picasso's cubist portraits and sketches. She was a Model / Muse for Lee Miller, Dora Maar, Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, Rene Magritte and Joan Miro and Brassai. During World War II she and Eluard were active members of the French Resistance. Nusch did not only inspire some of Eluard's most tender love poems. Her collages were published in 1978 by Editions Nadada, New York. Chantal Vieuille, author of Nusch: Portrait d'une muse du Surrealisme. (2010) See Tumblr ->, Redlist ->, Metafilter -> and Orchard-thief ->. See Guardian -> and Google Book ->. See Timeline