Marius De Zayas, Mexican illustrator, writer, gallery owner, and publisher.
Like those of Picabia, De Zayas’s drawings employed forms so simplified that they often verged on pure abstraction and contained witty visual puns that played on references to machines and other aspects of modern life. De Zayas’s drawings in turn probably inspired subsequent near-abstract “symbolic portraits” by members of the Stieglitz group, including Charles Demuth and Arthur Dove.
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Image credit: “Mrs Brown Potter”, Camera Work, No 29 1910. Public domain via Wikipedia.