Born in Paris in 1928, Mora studied in France before coming to Australia in 1951. The wife of George Mora, she was an active member of the Contemporary Art Society where she exhibited from 1954, and the Museum of Modern Art in Melbourne. She worked for six decades across a range of media, including embroidery, soft sculpture and doll-making. Her mosaics decorate Flinders Street Station, and streetscapes in St Kilda, Melbourne.
Mirka Mora is one of the most prolific of the artists listed in our database, with the number of works offered for sale by auction since 1975 of 451, of which 387 (86%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $196,364 for Curlews in the Garden 1980 sold by Leonard Joel in February 2022. This year 19 works have been offered for sale. Works by Mirka Mora are held by the Heide Museum of Modern Art, National Gallery of Australia and a further three major public national galleries (see list below).
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