George Swinford, the husband of the much loved artist, Dora Holzhandler has informed us that she very sadly died on 8th October.

 

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Dora Holzandler Little Girl with Roses, 2000 (oil on canvas)

 

Dora was one of the first contemporary artists to sign up with Bridgeman Images and has been one of our most popular Bridgeman artists for many years. As Philip Vann, her biographer pointed out, ‘ Dora recreates – or remembers – the world in all its poetic immanence’. Her enchanting, richly decorative paintings, sparkling with intricately detailed patterns, often depict the timeless Jewish world, her own childhood in Paris and London, lovers embracing, children and families, motherhood and religious contemplation.

 

DH98589 Mother and Child in the Park, 1997 (oil on canvas) by Holzhandler, Dora (Contemporary Artist); 86.4x68.6 cm; Private Collection; REPRODUCTION PERMISSION REQUIRED; English, in copyright PLEASE NOTE: This image is protected by artist's copyright which needs to be cleared by you. If you require assistance in clearing permission we will be pleased to help you. In addition, we work with the owner of the image to clear permission. If you wish to reproduce this image, please inform us so we can clear permission for you. DH26443 Ice Cream Vendor, Menorca, 1986 by Holzhandler, Dora (Contemporary Artist); RONA Gallery, London, UK; REPRODUCTION PERMISSION REQUIRED; English, in copyright PLEASE NOTE: This image is protected by artist's copyright which needs to be cleared by you. If you require assistance in clearing permission we will be pleased to help you. In addition, we work with the owner of the image to clear permission. If you wish to reproduce this image, please inform us so we can clear permission for you.

Mother and Child in the Park, 1997 (oil on canvas)

Ice Cream Vendor, Menorca, 1986

 

Their subject matter reflects the gentle, perceptive and yet humorous side of Dora with her great love of family and humanity generally, supported by strong spiritual values . She was always a very popular figure at the parties we gave for our artists and she will be sorely missed. Our sympathy goes out to her family.

Harriet Bridgeman, CBE

 

DH188238 Summer Lovers (oil on canvas) by Holzhandler, Dora (Contemporary Artist); Private Collection; REPRODUCTION PERMISSION REQUIRED; English, in copyright PLEASE NOTE: This image is protected by artist's copyright which needs to be cleared by you. If you require assistance in clearing permission we will be pleased to help you. In addition, we work with the owner of the image to clear permission. If you wish to reproduce this image, please inform us so we can clear permission for you.
Summer Lovers (oil on canvas)

 

“Dora Holzhandler was a prolific artist, who contributed greatly to the archive. Her colourful images detailed a world full of love, focusing on the enduring relationships formed during her life. I find Dora’s works referencing her Franco-Jewish ancestry particularly intriguing and an unusual subject matter depicted in a contemporary way.”

Lucy Innes Williams, Bridgeman Artist Manager

View all works by Dora Holzandler in the Bridgeman archive 

St Ives (pastels)
St Ives (pastels)