In pictures: the life of Mirka Mora
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In pictures: the life of Mirka Mora

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Mirka Mora, one of Melbourne's best-known and most-loved artists whose distinctive works have adorned the city like no other, has died at the age of 90.

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Artist Mirka Mora in 1986.

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Mirka Mora, "I love to have my picture taken", November 2, 1972.Photo: Fairfax

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Mirka Mora in the Bistro, January 31, 1968.Photo: Jackie Lawrence/Fairfax Media

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Mirka Mora, August 29, 1979.Photo: Fairfax Media

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Mirka Mora, artist, at her favourite beach, Half Moon Bay, between Sandringham and Black Rock, Melbourne. Photo: Marina Oliphant

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Mirka Mora. August 29, 1979.Photo: Fairfax Media

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Mirka Mora leans out the window of her city studio-apartment in Rankins Lane, near the GPO, in the heart of Melbourne's CBD in 1980.Photo: Arthur de la Rue

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Mirka Mora, 1987.Photo: Jason Childs

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Mirka Mora, 1970.Photo: Fairfax

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Mirka Mora, 1991: French-born Australian visual artist Mirka Mora trying to decide what cake to sample at Harley Court Pastry, Ackland Street, St Kilda.Photo: Fairfax

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Mirka Mora, 1954.Photo: The Argus Collection

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Mirka Mora, 1986.Photo: Fairfax

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Mirka Mora, 1994.Photo: Angela Wylie

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Mirka Mora, 1986.Photo: Fairfax

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Mirka Mora at her favourite beach, Half Moon Bay, between Sandringham and Black Rock. Photo: Marina Oliphant

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Mirka Mora, 1983: French-born Australian visual artist Mirka Mora with some of her artwork. Photo: Ray Kennedy

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Mirka Mora, 1987 with her son William Mora, in his new Melbourne CBD gallery, in Windsor Place, occupying the first floor of a former Telecom metering station behind the Windsor Hotel. Photo: Neil Newitt

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Mirka Mora, 1980: French-born Australian visual artist Mirka Mora in her city studio-apartment.Photo: Arthur de la Rue

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Mirka Mora, 1988: French-born Australian visual artist and doll collector. "Dolls are universal, and very ancient objects. Once you start collecting, you aim for the best, the most poetic, the most obscure. It has to have magic and make you wonder. Like all works of art, a doll has to have a mystery about it. Each doll captures a moment."Photo: Craig Abraham

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Mirka Mora, 1981.Photo: Fairfax

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Mirka Mora, c.1970s.Photo: Fairfax

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Mirka Mora in her Richmond studio, 2014. Photo: Josh Robenstone

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Mirka Mora with her son William in front of Mirka's work "Young Lovers" 1961. Mirka is exhibiting her work at William's Gallery in the City. Photo: Fairfax

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Mirka Mora in her studio, surrounded by paintings, 10 November 1969. Photo: Mirka Mora

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Mirka Mora at the Tolarno Gallery, November 10, 1969 Photo: Fairfax