Auguste Rodin

Auguste Rodin

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: French

Occupation: Sculptor

Biography: François-Auguste-René Rodin, known as Auguste Rodin, was a French sculptor. Although Rodin is generally considered the progenitor of modern sculpture, he did not set out to rebel against the past. He was schooled traditionally, took a craftsman-like approach to his work, and desired academic recognition, although he was never accepted into Paris's foremost school of art.

Source/Notes: "Art by Auguste Rodin", Auguste Rodin, Paul Gsell, translated by Katharine Waldo (Douglas) Fedden, Small, Maynard, 1916

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Source/Notes: As quoted in Heads and Tales (1936) by Malvina Hoffman, p. 47

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