Moïse Kisling was a Polish-born French painter. He moved to Paris in 1910 and became a French citizen in 1915, after serving and being wounded with the French Foreign Legion in World War I. He left for US because fear for safety being a Jew but returned to Montparnasse. His style in painting landscapes is similar to that of Marc Chagall. A master at depicting the female body, his surreal nudes and portraits earned him the widest acclaim.
Bohemian “It Girl” of Paris, master of surrealist disguise and generally a badass female libertine, Leonor Fini was one of the most photographed people of the 20th century. And yet barely anyone I ask knows her name, even here in Paris, where she once ruled the bohemian Parisian art world, considered one of the few women to break into the French male-dominated surrealist movement.