Dora Ohlfsen was born in Ballarat in 1867. Known as a painter, sculptor and musician, she studied extensively in Europe. Due to illness she was forced to abandon a promising career as a pianist. A gifted linguist she travelled Europe extensively, writing for American newspapers. She returned to Australia several times and is best known here for her sculptural work, designing medallions of such figures as Billy Hughes, Nellie Stewart and other notables of her period. She also created a medallion of Mussolini. Dora Ohlfsen's work is represented in several state and numerous overseas collections.
Our database lists 5 works offered for sale at auction by this artist, of which 4 were sold.
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No, ineligible. The artist has been deceased for more than 70 years.