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Auguste Rodin

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Birthday
12, 1840
Birthplace
Paris, France
Death Date
Nov 17, 1917 (77)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
12, 1840
Birthplace
Paris, France
Death Date
Nov 17, 1917 (77)

About

French sculptor best known for such pieces as The Thinker, The Kiss, and The Burghers of Calais. He was known for his unique ability to mold clay.

Before Fame

Rodin began drawing at age 10 and was mostly self-taught until he attended the Petite Ecole, where his teacher Horace Lecoq de Boisbaudran proved to be a major influence on his life.

Trivia

He is often considered the originator of modern sculpture, although he considered himself traditional.

Family Life

He married Rose Beuret in 1917. The couple had one son, Auguste-Eugene Beuret. 

Associated With

While studying art, he was extremely captivated by the artwork of Michelangelo Buonarroti.

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