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Fascinated from a young age by crafting models with her hands, French sculptor, painter, and draughtswoman Camille Claudel (1864-1943) fought to overcome the hurdles placed in the way of female artists and carved a place for herself in the history of art. Following an apprenticeship with Alfred Boucher, Claudel entered the studio of Auguste Rodin, with whom she had a tumultuous ten-year love affair which often threatens to eclipse her art. The two artists had a profound impact on one another, each of their features appearing in the other’s work. After breaking off the relationship to forge her own path, Claudel created a stunning, incredibly modern oeuvre of works. Though many were destroyed by her own hands, those that remain are a powerful testament to her artistic genius.
Number of Pages: 256
Sub-Genre: History / Modern (late 19th Century to 1945), European
Series Title: Mega Square
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Author: Janet Souter
Street Date: January 21, 2019
Item Number (DPCI): 248-08-7498
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