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    CHANA ORLOFF (French-Ukrainian 1878-1968)
    Maternité, 1924
    Bronze
    25 x 14-1/2 x 11-1/4 inches (63.5 x 36.8 x 28.6 cm)
    Edition 2/8
    Susse Fondeur Paris
    Inscribed Ch Orloff 1924 2/8 and stamped

    Provenance:
    Crow Art Partnership collection (Dallas, Texas)

    Russian born realist sculptor Chana Orloff lived the majority of her life in Paris where she trained and worked, while identifying strongly with her Eretz-Israel heritage. She ran in avant-garde circles, befriending artists such as Matisse, Picasso and Modigliani. In 1916 she married, but was widowed in 1918, left to raise her one year old son alone. When Paris was invaded during World War II Orloff fled to Switzerland with her son, returning to Paris after the war. She made many trips to Eretz-Israel and Israel throughout her life. Her first exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum was held in 1935, followed by a number of subsequent exhibitions and retrospectives.

    Her sculptures reflect her personal trials and triumphs evidenced by the reoccurring themes of women, children and motherhood through the mediums of wood, bronze and stone. She also favored the subject of animals. Her mannered sculptures such as the above offered work, won her acclaim and a sound flow of commissions for portraits and monuments.


    Condition Report*: olive/brown patina; minor abrasion on the left ear and 1-1/8 inch length shallow stratch on right of head above hairline; 1-1/8 and 3/4 inch shallow scratch on right rear head of mother figure; uneven patina on back; normal wear comensurate with age
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