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Lived/Active: France      Known for: female figure sculpture, painting, woodcut illustration

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BIOGRAPHY for Aristide Maillol
1861 (Banyuls-sul-Mer, France)
1944 (Banyuls-sul-Mer, France)


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female figure sculpture, painting, woodcut illustration

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Aristide Maillol was born in Banyuls, France in 1861.  Maillol's early career was spent mainly as a tapestry designer, but he also painted.  Although he first made sculpture in 1895, it was only in 1900 that he decided to devote himself to it after serious eyestrain made him give up tapestry.  After about 1910, he was internationally famous and received a constant flow of commissions.  With only a few exceptions he restricted himself in his sculpture to the female nude (showing 500 of 2190 characters).

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