A fine, original Dora Holzhandler pastel drawing on black paper.
Featuring a bearded Jewish man with hat and a vase of red flowers.
A wonderfully striking piece, the white pastel outline of the beard and eyebrows really catch the light.
Singed Dora Holzhandler and dated to the bottom. The picture is framed and unglazed, has a white mount and a contemporary wooden frame in a gold finish.
Frame - 58cm x 45cm
Picture - 40cm x 28cm
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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.