Works in the database
Works with images
Works with multiple sales

Past Sales

Erotic Drawing No. 30 (And All For Love And Nothing For Reward) 1973
Mother and Child 1979
Angel Mother and Child, 1988

Sales by Medium

Sold 99 works for
Works on Paper
Sold 222 works for
Sold 59 works for

Where to buy or sell art works by Mirka Mora

Auction Houses

Leonard Joel
Sold 224 works for
Deutscher and Hackett
Sold 12 works for
Sold 14 works for

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).

Mirka Mora is listed in the following standard biographical references:

  • McCulloch, Alan McCulloch, Susan McCulloch, Emily McCulloch-Childs. The New McCulloch's Encyclopedia of Australian Art. 4th Edition, Aus Art Melbourne & The Miegunyah Press, 2006. Page 700
  • Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. Page 484
  • Germaine, Max. A Dictionary of Women Artists of Australia. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1991. Page 319
  • Dictionary of Australian Artists Online, an online resource for biographical data about Australian artists, designers, craftspeople and curators.
  • Australian Prints + Printmaking, a database listing printmaking artists from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region based on the print collection of the National Gallery of Australia.

Artists' Resale Royalty

Could the second and subsequent works by this artist sold after June 9, 2010 for over $1,000 be liable for the Artists' Resale Royalty? More info…

Yes, eligible, subject to the artist satisfying the residency test. The artist is alive or has been deceased for less than 70 years. Contact the Copyright Agency for information on the residency test.

The Australian Art Sales Digest is a database of over 610,000 works by more than 12,000 artists who are listed as having either lived or worked in Australia or New Zealand, and an additional 36,000 foreign and other artists, offered for sale by auction in Australia and New Zealand from the early 1970s to the present day.

Access to the database is available on either a monthly or annual subscription. During the subscription period you have unlimited access to the site. If you would like to subscribe, please proceed to our .