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 Auguste Rodin  (1840 - 1917)

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Lived/Active: France      Known for: realistic figural sculpture

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Birth
1840 (Paris, France)
 
Death
1917 (Meudon, France)

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France




Often Known For
realistic figural sculpture

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A Frenchman whose modernist style redefined sculpture in the 19th century, Auguste Rodin moved it from Academic and Neo-Classical to Impressionism and Realism.  In fact, he did work that was so life-like, he was accused of making casts from live bodies.  He also dealt with erotic and political themes that spoke of contemporary issues eschewed as inapprpriate by fine art academics of his era.

Rodin was raised in a hard working, religious family in Mouffetard, an histori (showing 500 of 7471 characters).



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