American/French, 1911–2010. The 20th-century painter and sculptor originated her art career in Paris. Her initial works integrated use of hypnagogic elements, associating her with Surrealism. Having moved to New York in 1938, her forte changed to sculptures. Her work was known to portray the physicality of the human body from the inside. Organ-like silhouettes and use of creative materials like resin, latex and cloth execute concepts culled from the artist's childhood memories and the psychological analysis of sexuality, trauma, struggles, and fear. She is best known for her biomorphic Maman sculptures, the form of which are inspired by arthropods of the class Arachnida.