(1840 - 1917)
Auguste Rodin was active/lived in France. Auguste Rodin is 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
historic section of Paris. He was born in 1840, shortly after his
parents, Marie Cheffer and Jean-Baptiste Rodin, had moved from the
countryside to the city, where his father had a job as a clerk in the
police department. Rodin had difficulty
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