Dora Holzhandler was born in 1928 to Polish Jewish parents in Paris. She has lived in England since 1935, and continues to live and work in London. Her career has spanned more than six decades and her ‘naive’ paintings are richly decorative illuminating human life with compassion, loving humour and awe.
St Ives, Cornwall has been a regular retreat for the artist ever since she spent the Winter of 1975 living in an artist studio ‘Crab Rock’. The quality of light, spectacular natural situation and the inspiration of artists such as Alfred Wallis continue to attract her to this famous art colony.
Dora Holzhandler’s work appears in many galleries and major museums worldwide, notably the Museum of Modern Art and the St Mungo Museum of Religious Art and Life in Glasgow. She has many celebrity fans and collectors.