"In 1953 she met surrealist painter Hans Bellmer in Berlin. She would become his partner and model.
Together with Hans Bellmer, Unica Zürn frequented surrealist circles and befriended people such as Man Ray, André Pieyre de Mandiargues, Henri Michaux and Max Ernst. From 1957 onwards she suffered from depression and was treated at various clinics in France. One of her doctors was Gaston Ferdière, a friend of the surrealists, who was also psychiatrist to Antonin Artaud. Her illness inspired much of her writing, above all Der Mann im Jasmin, written between 1963 and 1965.
She killed herself in 1970 by jumping out of the window of the apartment she shared with Bellmer." quote taken from here.
Be sure to downoad this pdf file of a past exhibit with over 70 works by Unica.