The Ossip Zadkine Studio of modern sculpture and drawing

In 1948, Zadkine decided to open an art school in a studio at 70 Rue Notre-Dame-des- Champs, near his house and studio at 100 Rue d’Assas. This institution entitled "The Ossip Zadkine Studio of Modern Sculpture and Drawing", was approved by the USA government’s Department of Veterans, thus allowing veterans from the Armed Forces to enrol as students there.


In the English language presentation document for the school, it was indicated that the courses were delivered in English. The tuition fees included the following materials (clay, terracotta), but the students were responsible for providing their tools. Taking inspiration from his teaching at The Art Students League of New York, Zadkine declared that he wished to encourage his pupils to develop a personal creative approach. In connection with the G.I. Bill of Rights, many Americans took his courses, including the painter Kenneth Noland, for whom Zadkine wrote the catalogue preface for his exhibition at the galerie Creuze in 1949.