Originally from southeastern Ukraine, eighth of a Jewish family of nine children, Chana Orloff arrived in Paris in 1910 to learn sewing. She would become a major sculptor of the 20th century.
Her path will cross that of Modigliani, Soutine and artists from Montparnasse and the School of Paris. Her ateliers, built for her by Auguste Perret, Villa Seurat in Paris, bring together nearly 200 of her sculptures.
The Ateliers-Museum are open to visits every weekend by reservation and during cultural events.
Albert Harlingue. Portrait of Chana Orloff next to the sculpted portrait of Reuven Rubin, 1935
Chana Orloff sculpting “Bust of a Woman”, 1930
Chana Orloff and the “Big Woman with a Basket”, 1955
• From November 15 at the Zadkine museum :
The “Sculpting the Epoch” exhibition will be an opportunity to discover Chana Orloff's work from another point of view and to put some of her sculptures in dialogue with those of Ossip Zadkine.
• From November 19th at mahJ :
Exhibition focused on Didi, a wooden work looted from Chana Orloff during the Second World War and returned to the Atelier in January 2023.See more news
Poster for "Sculpting the Epoch" exhibition at the Zadkine Museum