Dora Ficher relates autobiographical narratives in her paintings. Abstract shapes, patterns, and vivid color recall cherished memories of her native Argentina.
Dora was born in Buenos Aires and raised in a family of accomplished musicians and visual artists. Her formal training started at a young age when her aunt—a well-known Argentinean painter—taught her to paint in oils. Though interrupted by family moves to Missouri and Philadelphia, Dora continued her training and entered the Instituto de Bellas Artes Beato Angelico in Buenos Aires, where she received her degree in fine arts and art education.
After graduation, Dora returned to Philadelphia to teach art to grade-school children. The innocence, freshness, and unique quality of children’s art inspires her to this day.
Dora co-owns Fun in the Sun summer camp for kids, where she taught art and now serves as owner-administrator.
Most recently, Dora has been able to devote herself to being a full-time artist.