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Auguste Rodin

(French, 1840–1917)

draped figure by auguste rodin

Auguste Rodin

Draped Figure, 1890

Price on Request

Biography

Timeline

1840
Born November 12th in Paris, France
1854 - 1857
Attended the school of decorative arts and studied under sculptor Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux
1862
After the death of his older sister, Maria, he joined a Christian order for a few years and turned away from art
1866
Had a son with lifelong companion Rose Beuret but never married her or legally claimed paternity on the child
1875
First entry accepted into the Paris Salon, "The Man with the Broken Nose"
1877
Returned to Paris, with Rose, and settled on the West Bank
1880
Commissioned by French government to design doorway for the Museum of Decorative Arts
1893
"The Kiss" brought to the Columbian Exposition in Chicago and rejected for being too erotic for public display
1917
Died November 7th in Meudon, France

Exhibitions

2006 - 2007
Sept. 23 - Jan. 1, "Rodin", Royal Academy of Arts
2006
Jan. 28 - April 30, "Rodin: A Magnificent Obsession", Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
2005 - 2006
Sept. 27 - Jan. 29, "Masques et Tissus d'egypte", Musee Rodin, Paris
Nov. 17 - Feb. 26, "Rodin, Brancusi, Giacometti, Louis Borgeois, Vermeiren...", Musee Rodin, Paris
Oct. 22 - Jan. 15, "Die Obere Halfte - Die Buste Seit Auguste Rodin", Kunsthalle Emden, Ostfriesland, Germany
Sept. 25 - Jan. 29, "Lehmbruck, Rodin, Maillol", Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisbourg, Germany
2005
Sept. 3 - Nov. 20, " Aristide Maillol - Bildhauer, Maler, Zeichner, Graphiker", Kunsthaus Apolda, Germany
Sept. 9 - Nov. 27, "Rodin Beuys", Kunsthalle Schirn, Frankfurt, Germany
Sept. 4 - Nov. 20, "Rodin - Skulpturen, Awuarelle, Fotografien", Stadtmuseum, Jena, Germany
May 26 - Sept. 11, "Camille Claudel & Rodin: Fateful Encounter", Musee National des Beaux-arts du Quebec