10 March 2022 to 11 September 2022


The Art Nouveau Spirit

The Pierre Roche donation to the Petit Palais

Avenue Winston Churchill 75008 Paris

Tel : 01 53 43 40 00

Free entrance

The Petit Palais is very pleased to (re)introduce to the public the work of Pierre Roche, an Art Nouveau artist who was a friend of Loïe Fuller and Huysmans.

Now forgotten, some of his sculptures adorn the parks and gardens as well as the streets of Paris, such as the Fontaine Avril located in the gardens of the Palais Galliera. Trained in painting by Gervex and Roll and then in sculpture by Dalou, the artist was a true jack-ofall-trades who loved to experiment. He was interested in the decorative arts but also engraving, for which he invented new techniques. This exhibition, made possible thanks to the donation by his family of an exceptional collection of 4,000 pieces directly from the artist’s studio, is divided into seven chapters around some hundred works. It will present the different facets and originality of Roche’s work. 

Curation :

  • Cécilie Champy-Vinas, director of the Zadkine Museum
  • Joëlle Raineau-Lehuédé, scientific collaborator, graphic arts, Petit Palais
  • Clara Roca, curator of 19th and 20th century graphic arts and photographs, Petit Palais



Discover also the virtual exhibition of the exhibition

The Art Nouveau Spirit. The Pierre Roche donation to the Petit Palais.