Piet Mondrian (1872 –1944) was a Dutch painter. He was an important contributor to the De Stijl art movement and group, which was founded by Theo van Doesburg. He evolved a non-representational form which he termed Neo-Plasticism. This consisted of white ground, upon which was painted a grid of vertical and horizontal black lines and the three primary colors.
Paul Klee (1879 – 1940) was born in Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland, and is considered both a German and a Swiss painter. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included expressionism, cubism, and surrealism. He was also a student of orientalism. Klee was a natural draftsman who experimented with and eventually mastered color theory, and wrote extensively about it.
Dora Maar (Henriette Theodora MarKovic),(1907-1997) - Muse and lover of Pablo Picasso and one of the most important Surrealist photographers. She spent time with André Breton, Georges Bataille, Paul Eluard and Man Ray, whose assistant she became before opening her own studio in 1945. Portrait by Nusch Éluard, 1935.