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Dora Holzhandler: 'An Introduction' - Jewish/Buddhist artist

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Dora Holzhandler's enchantingly innocent art has many fans, Irish writer Edna O'Brien and television art historian Sister Wendy Beckett amongst others - she has even painted a portrait of Charlie Chaplin. She illuminates human life with compassion, loving humour, and awe. Her faces are childlike in execution but are surrounded by motifs reminiscent of Polish art, Persian miniatures and Byzantine mosaics, which give them a medieval, mystical feel. Her figures are often set into landscapes of verdant Eden-like gardens.

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Biography - 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.

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