The Ateliers-musée Chana Orloff are among the exceptional places of Paris.

The whole work of one of the greatest sculptors of the XX is presented in the house-workshop designed by the architect Auguste Perret.

Chana Orloff never had a teacher or student. She occupies a unique place in the history of art. Everyone can feel, through the sculptures presented, the life and sensitivity of Chana Orloff. The visit of the workshops allows to see busts of famous personalities between the two wars such as Pierre Chareau, Mac Orland, Anaïs Nin... But Chana Orloff’s work is not just about portraits. She touched on many themes, including women. The Woman is always dignified and strong, whether she is naked, clothed, biblical, maternal or at work. Animals are often symbolic and sometimes bear evocative names like Guerre et Paix or Oiseau 14-18.


Until the Second World War, his works were stylized, smooth and easy to grasp. Then the finger borrow becomes more present. Although still figurative, his work then tends towards more abstraction.

Chana Orloff has experimented with all kinds of materials and everyone can discover works in terracotta, wood, cement, bronze and of course plaster.

The whole work of one of the greatest sculptors of the XX is presented in the house-workshop designed by the architect Auguste Perret.

Chana Orloff never had a teacher or student. She occupies a unique place in the history of art. Everyone can feel, through the sculptures presented, the life and sensitivity of Chana Orloff. The visit of the workshops allows to see busts of famous personalities between the two wars such as Pierre Chareau, Mac Orland, Anaïs Nin... But Chana Orloff’s work is not just about portraits. She touched on many themes, including women. The Woman is always dignified and strong, whether she is naked, clothed, biblical, maternal or at work. Animals are often symbolic and sometimes bear evocative names like Guerre et Paix or Oiseau 14-18.


Until the Second World War, his works were stylized, smooth and easy to grasp. Then the finger borrow becomes more present. Although still figurative, his work then tends towards more abstraction.

Chana Orloff has experimented with all kinds of materials and everyone can discover works in terracotta, wood, cement, bronze and of course plaster.

Les ateliers-musée Chana Orloff sont situés 7 bis villa Seurat, 75014 Paris