Dora Bassi was born in Feltre on 1921, at the age of 18 she the return of the family to his father's house in Brazzano di Cormons. Bassi graduated from the classical high school of Gorizia (1939) and later graduated from the artistic high school in Florence (1940). She attended the free school of the nude at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence and the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice with the masters Guido Cadorin, the original exponent of Italian Liberty and European secessionism, and Giuseppe Cesetti.
Participates in group exhibitions of the artistic circle of Udine. Exponent of neorealism, he set up his first solo exhibitions at the Girasole gallery in Udine, at the Bevilacqua La Masa gallery in Venice, at the Galleria della Scaletta in Bologna.
It is reported to the Suzzara award and the Marzotto award.
In the 1962 she abandoned the representation of the human figure in painting. Engaged in the research of matter and color, she adheres to the informal stream. He exhibits in personals in Udine (Palazzo Caiselli), in Bologna (gallery of the Gate) and joins the group "Number" of Florence with which he exhibits in various collective exhibitions in Italy and abroad. Won the Lignano prize and the Spilimbergo prize.
Dora Bassi founded the association Dars (Donna Arte Ricerca Sperimentazione) in Udine. After a series of investigations conducted on the "genre" art situation and on the artists of the twentieth century missing and forgotten avant-gardes, he plans the exhibition activity of the association, focused on the international biennials promoting young Italian and European artists and less known figures. In this context, Bassi makes known in Italy the work of Charlotte Salomon, the Berlin painter who died at Auschwitz in 1943, whose works are not yet known to the general public.