MEET: Mirka Mora !
Mirka Mora (born 1928) is a prominent French-born Australian visual artist who has contributed significantly to the development of contemporary art in Australia. Her mediums include painting, sculpture and mosaics.
Mora was born in Paris in a Jewish family to a Lithuanian father, Leon Zelik, and a Romanian Jewish mother, Celia 'Suzanne' Gelbein. She was arrested in 1942 during the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup (Rafle du Vel' d'Hiv). Her father, Leon, managed to arrange for her release from the concentration camp at Pithiviers (Loiret) before Mora and her mother, Celia, were scheduled to be deported to Auschwitz. The family evaded arrest and deportation from 1942 to 1945 by hiding in the forests of France. Having survived the Holocaust, Mora moved to Melbourne with her husband, Georges Mora. (says Wikipedia)
Well, I just got to know about this great lady from the mighty internet, few weeks ago. And can't miss to share her story here. Very inspiring personality and of course her colorful, bright and heart warming paintings.
Get little bit more information and see her paintings HERE.