Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) (French)

Auguste Rodin (12 November 1840 – 17 November 1917)was a French sculptor. 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.