Auguste Rodin,  Pierre de Wissant , 1884-86. Collection La Petite Escalère. Photo © MartineFougeron.

Auguste Rodin, Pierre de Wissant, 1884-86. Collection La Petite Escalère. Photo © MartineFougeron.



Since the death of her father, Paul Haim, in 2006, Dominique Haim Chanin carries on his artistic and human vision and oversees La Petite Escalère, a private sculpture garden located in the South West of France that has become a space of creativity, research and the exchange of ideas centered around art, nature and landscape.

Since 2012, the association of Friends of La Petite Escalère has pursued a three-part mission: to promote cultural and artistic education for its target audience—primary, secondary and higher education students along with vulnerable audiences; to support contemporary artistic creation through residencies, guest artists, readings, and dialogues; and to preserve and promote the natural and cultural patrimony of the garden.




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