French Sculpture Census

ORLOFF, Chana
Tsaré Constantinovitch, Ukraine 1888 - Tel-Aviv, Israel 1968
Gender: F
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Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chana_Orloff), chana-orloff.com and Jewishvirtuallibrary, 14 January 2011:
Lived and worked in Paris from 1910 through 1942 (?), and again from 1948 onwards while spending an increasing amount of time in Israel.Acquires French citizenship in 1925.
Orloff went from Palestine to Paris in 1910 to study fashion but chose art instead, enrolling in sculpture classes at the Académie Russe in Montparnasse.
In 1916, she married Ary Justman, a Warsaw-born writer and poet. The couple had a son, but Ary died of influenza in the epidemic of 1919.
When the Nazis invaded Paris, Orloff fled to Switzerland with her son and the Jewish painter Georges Kars. In February 1945, Kars committed suicide in Geneva after which Orloff returned to Paris with her son, to find that her house had been ransacked and the sculptures in her studio destroyed.
Orloff went to the United States where she worked and held exhibitions around the country.
She returned to Paris in 1948.
Following Israel’s independence, Orloff spent an increasing amount of time in Israel.
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