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Auguste Rodin (1840–1917)

Auguste Rodin was a prominent French sculptor best known for "The Thinker." He was born Francois-Auguste-Rene Rodin, on November 12, 1840, in Paris, France. His father, Jean-Baptiste Rodin, was a detective in the Paris police department. His mother, Marie Cheffer, was a former seamstress. Rodin was somewhat shy and nearsighted from an early age. ... See full bio »

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Those of Our Land
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 1958 Die Bürger von Calais (TV Movie) (play)
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 1964 Of Human Bondage (sculptures)
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 2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (acknowledgment: 'The Thinker' by)
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 1973 Romantic Versus Classical Art (TV Mini-Series)
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 1915 Those of Our Land (Documentary)
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 2007 Sacha Guitry et le cinéma: un amour masqué (TV Movie documentary)
 1947 Paris 1900 (Documentary)

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Rodin was involved in a controversial relationship with a fellow sculptor that he took under his guidance. Her name was Camille Claudel and they began a torrid affair which was destined not to flourish as Rodin was married. Camille Claudel never got over this and she was eventually committed to an institution for over 30 years where she died in 1943 with her family refusing to take her back home.... See more »

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