Auguste Rodin

Auguste Rodin


Nationality: French

Birth Place: Paris (Ville de Paris department, île-de-France, France)

Auguste Rodin began to draw as a child before progressing to studying art at Petite Ecole. While in school, Rodin met other artists and teachers who affected his understanding of creating unique art. He was born in 1840 to John-Baptiste and Marie Rodin in France. By the early 1860s, Rodin entered a religious order while giving up art studies for several years.

Eventually, Rodin left the religious order and began to work as a decorator to pay his expenses. During this time, he focused his artistic attentions on sculpture while displaying pieces at exhibitions. After serving as a soldier in the Franco-Prussian war, Rodin traveled to Belgium to work for Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse as an assistant designing architecture.

In 1877, Rodin returned to Paris, France with his wife Rose Beuret. Rodin had difficulty finding work because of accusations of faking an important sculpture “The Age of Bronze” while in Belgium. To support his family, he collaborated with other artists on projects. In 1880, Rodin began to work again for Carrier-Belleuse while working on his own sculptures.

“The Gates of Hell” is an unfinished sculpture that would inspire Rodin to use some of the figures in larger sculptures such as “The Kiss” and “The Thinker.” “The Gates of Hell” is an important work of art by Rodin that he worked on for almost 40 years but never finished. Rodin also had a volatile personal life with another artist Camille Claudel for over 20 years.


Auguste Rodin Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
AUGUSTE RODIN (French, 1840-1917) Le Baiser, 3ème réduction, designed in 1886, the reduced version conceiv...
AUGUSTE RODIN (French, 1840-1917)Le Baiser, 3ème réduction, designed in 1886, the reduced version conceived in 1901, a...
Lot 63049
Auction 5142
Friday, November 8, 2013
After AUGUSTE RODIN (French, 1840-1917) Etude de buste pour le portrait de la Comtesse de Noailles Bronze with patina
After AUGUSTE RODIN (French, 1840-1917)Etude de buste pour le portrait de la Comtesse de NoaillesBronze with patina...
Lot 72003
Auction 5063
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
After Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917) The Thinker Bronze with greenish patina 29-1/2 inches (74.9 cm) high on a 1-1
After Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917)The ThinkerBronze with greenish patina29-1/2 inches (74.9 cm) high on a 1-1...
Lot 65439
Auction 5239
Monday, February 22, 2016
An Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917) Bronze Protection Plaque, circa 1916 Marks: Rodin 3-3/4 inches high x
An Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917) Bronze Protection Plaque, circa 1916Marks: Rodin3-3/4 inches high x...
Lot 61389
Auction 5337
Sunday, December 10, 2017
After Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917) Torse d'Adèle Bronze 16-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches (41.9 x 6.4 cm) Inscribed on b...
After Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917)Torse d'AdèleBronze 16-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches (41.9 x 6.4 cm)Inscribed on bas...
Lot 63880
Auction 5225
Sunday, September 13, 2015

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A Large Contemporary Bronze Figural Group Eternal Spring 29 inches (73.7 cm) high Inscribed spuriously on base: "A...
A Large Contemporary Bronze Figural GroupEternal Spring 29 inches (73.7 cm) highInscribed spuriously on base: "A...
Lot 63353
Auction 5339
Saturday, March 10, 2018

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