Artist biography

Dora GORDINE b. 1906

Sculptor of figures and portrait heads. Born 13 April 1906 in St Petersburg. Studied in Paris and was encouraged by Maillol. Exhibited at the Salon des Tuileries from 1926 and the R.A. from 1928. First one-man exhibition at the Leicester Galleries 1928. Made bronzes for the Town Hall at Singapore 1929–35 and travelled in the Far East. Settled in England 1936, married the Hon. Richard Hare and designed their house and studio in Richmond. A.R.B.S. 1938, F.R.B.S. 1949. Spent a year in America lecturing and working in Hollywood 1948 and visited the U.S.A. again in 1959.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I