Happy Birthday Auguste Rodin!

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Auguste Rodin, a French sculptor, was born on November 12, 1840 in Paris, France.

Rodin went to art school at the Petite École, a school specializing in art and mathematics, where he studied drawing and painting but he was largely self-taught.

Rodin was part of the following art movements: Post-Impressionism

Rodin’s most famous work is The Thinker sculpted in 1879-1889.

Three interesting facts about Rodin:

1. Rodin’s design for the entry gate of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris The Thinker and The Kiss were originally part of his design called The Gates of Hell.

2. During the Franco-Prussian War, Rodin briefly served in the National Guard but was discharged because of his near-sightedness.

3. Rodin was inspired by literature especially Dante’s Divine Comedy, the Bible, mythology and poet Charles Baudelaire.

Rodin died on November 17, 1917 near Paris, France.

Quote: “Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.”

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