Auguste Rodin

BIRTHDAY: November 12, 1840

BIRTHPLACE: France

DEATH DATE: Nov 17, 1917  (age 77)

ABOUT: Brilliant French sculptor who created works such 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.

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

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