|Eternal Spring by Auguste Rodin|
|The Thinker by Rodin|
Auguste Rodin was born in 1840 in Paris. The start of his education was mainly self-taught, until he started attending the Petite Ecole, a school with an emphasis on mathematics and art. He began to draw as early as ten, however. After leaving the school in 1856, Rodin worked as a craftsman and decorator or architectural structures. After his favorite sister's death, Rodin briefly turned to a Catholic order. The founder of the order recognized Rodin's talent and encouraged him to leave the order and continue with his artistic endeavors.
|Rose in a straw hat by Rodin|
Rodin often worked in clay first before casting his sculptures in bronze or vied it in marble. This was a new way for a sculptor to work. Rodin held a strong belief that one's physical features revealed their character. He liked his models to move naturally and free around the studio.
|Eternal Kiss by Rodin|
Rodin is considered the father of modern sculpture and his legacy is tremendous.
|Idol by Rodin|
|Gates of Hell by Rodin|
|Minerva by Rodin|
|Book on Rodin's Drawings and Watercolors (available on Amazon)|