‘National treasure’ opens art exhibition

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AN 82-year-old “national treasure” will open her new exhibition at Goldmark Gallery in Orange Street, Uppingham, on Saturday 26th March.

Dora Holzhandler will display new oils and watercolours alongside older works until April 22.

Her art career began in the 1940s and her richly decorative style of painting has courted controversy and earned her legions of fans over the decades.

Among her admirers are Edna O’Brien, Maureen Lipman and Jack Dee.

Dora draws inspiration from both the mundane and the mystical aspects of Jewish life with palpable tenderness, whilst her love of Buddhism has also strongly influenced her painting both in subject matter, symbolism and artistic traditions.

Above all, Dora’s primary theme is one of love: between mother and child, children, family and lovers. Her paintings are joyous and moving and a glorious celebration of life.

Entry into the Goldmark Gallery is free. It is open Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 5.30pm, Sunday and Bank Holidays 2.30pm to 5.30pm.

For more information visit www.doraholzhandler.co.uk