A rather splendid sculptor (1840-1917), creator of The Thinker"..
Auguste Rodin .
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Auguste Rodin (born FranÃ§ois-Auguste-RenÃ© Rodin ; November 12 , 1840 - November 17 , 1917 ) was a French artist, most famous as a sculptor . He was the preeminent French sculptor of his time, and remains one of the few sculptors widely recognized outside the visual arts community..
Although Rodin is generally considered the progenitor of modern sculpture,  he did not set out to rebel against the past. He was schooled traditionally, took a craftsman-like approach to his work, and desired academic recognition,  although he was never accepted into Paris's foremost school of art. Sculpturally, he possessed a unique ability to model a complex, turbulent, deeply pocketed surface in clay ..
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