Sadly Dora Holzhandler died in the Autumn of 2015, but her paintings live on.
Dora was born in 1928 in Paris. Her enchantingly innocent art has many fans including novelist Edna O’Brien, comedian Jack Dee and telelvision art historian Sister Wendsy Beckett amongst others. She has even painted a portrait of Charlie Chaplin. She is represented by the Goldmark Gallery in Rutland and her work is held in many museum collections worldwide.
“All of Dora Holzhandler’s paintings possess an ineffable tenderness; they make us recall our childhoods, our roots, and if we have severed from these things, they make us long for them in a palpable way. Dora is that rare thing – a mother and a child in one; as an artist she captures the apparent simplicity of life and infuses it with a depth I find eerie” (Edna O’Brien)