lady dressed in purple painting
lady dressed in purple painting
lady dressed in purple painting
lady dressed in purple painting
lady dressed in purple painting
lady dressed in purple painting
lady dressed in purple painting
lady dressed in purple painting
lady dressed in purple painting
lady dressed in purple painting

Dora Holzhandler Original Gouache Painting

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A fine, original Dora Holzhandler Gouache painting.

A wonderfully striking piece, the subject dressed in vibrant purple surrounded by foliage.

Singed Dora Holzhandler bottom right and dated 86. The picture is framed in a contemporary white wooden frame under glass.

Measurements:

Frame - 53cm x 43cm

Picture - 39cm x 29cm

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About the artist:

Born in Paris in 1928 into a family of Polish refugees, Dora Holzhandler was later sent to live with a foster family on a farm in Normandy. She returned to her Jewish family when she was 5 before the family moved to London in 1934. Though she endured the War in England, much of her extended family perished at Auschwitz. In 1948, she attended the Anglo-French Art School in St. John’s Wood.

Her childhood memories and Jewish roots permeate her work, as do her Buddhist beliefs, and she claims that “now, as a Buddhist, I can really enjoy being Jewish.” Holzhandler’s innocent art has many fans, including Irish writer Edna O’Brien, television art historian Sister Wendy Beckett and comedian Jack Dee amongst others.