In a hidden corner of rue d’Assas, Paris, is a small museum gallery dedicated to Cubist Ossip Zadkine.
Russian-born Ossip Zadkine (1888-1967) was a sculptor, living in Paris. Born Yossel Aronovich Tsadkin in Vitsebsk in the Russian Empire, which is now in Belarus, his father was Jewish and his mother is believed to be Scottish. Ossip moved to the United Kingdom when he was 15 years old, and to Paris in 1910 at the age of 22. He obtained French citizenship in 1921.
Ossip and his wife, painter Valentine Prax, lived in the studio apartment on rue d’Assas for more than 40 years. It was converted into a museum in 1932 and renovated in 2012.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls