Auguste Rodin

Known for his immaculately depicted, lifelike bronze sculptures, Auguste Rodin is undeniably one of the greatest sculptors in the history of art.  Today, his works are so universally accepted as masterpieces that it is hard to believe they were originally met with scepticism for their revolutionary departure from the predominant style in 19th century France.

Born in 1840 in Paris, Auguste Rodin showed an affinity towards art very early in life, beginning to draw at age 10.  He was educated at la Petit Ecole and in 1857, after leaving school, found work as a craftsman.  Between 1864 and 1870, he worked ...


In association with musee Rodin, Paris

24 SEPTEMBER 2010 - 24 NOVEMBER 2010

91-93 Walton Street
London SW3 2HP
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