Dora Holzhandler

1928 - 2015

Artist biography

Dora Holzhandler was an artist. Born in 1928, Dora Holzhandler passed away in 2015. Artists Armando Farina, Mady Epstein, Abas Alibasyah, Agnès Varda, and Suhardi Gambir Anom are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Dora Holzhandler

Dora Holzhandler was born in 1928 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1930s growing up. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the clashing of a number of political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government needed urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty priceless paintings by the Old Masters, many which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Dora Holzhandler

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