The 30 Most Famous Muses in Art

17. Marie-Therese Walter

Relationship to: Pablo Picasso

In 1927, Picasso met Marie-Thérèse Walter. The Bard was married to a Russian ballerina with whom he had a five-year-old son, but the potential Jerry Springer situation didn't stop him. Marie became pregnant, and Picasso's actual wife fled to South of France with their son. Picasso eventually fell in love with another woman and left Marie. She ended up hanging herself four years after Picasso died. However, during the time when Picasso and Marie were happy, he made many portraits of her including Le Reve, which was bought in a shady way by some rich old dude.

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