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Dora Holzhandler (1928-2015)


Dora Holzhandler was born in 1928 in Paris, to a family of Polish Jewish immigrants; they moved to London in 1934, and she later studied in these twin hometowns, first at the Sorbonne, then in St Johns Wood, finally settling in Hampstead. Her work often reveals her Jewish origins, with paintings of Rabbis, and references to Chagall abounding. Hers is a mystical vision, which sees the world in an enchanted light whilst being firmly rooted in everyday life. She is sometimes regarded as a naïve painter, with her vibrant colours and simplified perspectives; but that is to deny her the wealth of human experience she brings to a painting. Her work has been avidly collected by many, most famously by Charlie Chaplin.


Dora Holzhandler. Lady with Roses


Lady with Roses
Watercolour over pen and ink on paper
1985
signed and dated, titled and annotated 'Lawrence poem Gloire de Dijon, 20/5/85 Tarragona (Cape Salou)' to reverse
25.5 x 21.5cm. (sheet)

£480

Dora Holzhandler. Lady in Spring with Baby boy


Lady in Spring with Baby Boy
Watercolour over pen and ink on paper
titled on reverse with atelier stamp
28 x 19.5cm. (sheet)

£480

Dora Holzhandler. Little girl with Tulips


Little Girl with Tulips
Watercolour over pen and ink on paper
1987
signed and dated
25 x 19.5cm. (sheet)

£450

Dora Holzhandler. Little Boy in the Park


Little Boy in the Park
c.
1984
Watercolour over pen and ink on paper
signed, titled and dated, with atelier stamp to reverse
24 x 23cm. (sheet)

£480

Dora Holzhandler. In the Park


In the Park
Watercolour over pen and ink on paper
1985
signed and dated, titled on reverse with atelier stamp
28.5 x 21.5cm. (sheet)

£520 (framed)

Dora Holzhandler. Lovers with Mimosa


Lovers with Mimosa
Watercolour over pen and ink on paper
2001
signed and dated, titled and annotated 'Benidorm Jan 2001,' with atelier stamp to reverse
30 x 34cm. (sheet)

SOLD




[006190] Vann, Philip. Dora Holzhandler. London: Lund Humphries, 1997. First Edition. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Original Boards. Signed by Author. As New / As New. ISBN: 0 85331 724 0. signed on the title-page by the author, preface by Julian Spalding, numerous plain and colour illustrations (many full-page), blue boards, pictorial dust-jacket. Beautifully illustrated in-depth monograph on British artist Dora Holzhandler, renowned for her joyous depictions of Jewish life and famously collected by Charlie Chaplin. £20.00

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