Camille Claudel  

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Camille Claudel (December 8, 1864October 19, 1943) was a French sculptor and graphic artist. She was the student, muse and lover of Auguste Rodin.

Legacy

Though she destroyed much of her art work, about 90 statues, sketches and drawings survive.

In 1951, her brother organized an exhibition at the Musée Rodin, which continues to display her sculptures. A large exhibition of her works was organized in 1984. In 2005 a large art display featuring the works of Rodin and Claudel was exhibited in Quebec City, Canada and Detroit, Michigan, USA. In 2008, the Musée Rodin organized a retrospective exhibition incuding more than 80 of her works.

The publication of several biographies in the 1980s sparked a resurgence of interest in her work.

The motion picture Camille Claudel was made about her life in 1988. Co-produced by Isabelle Adjani, starring herself as Claudel and Gérard Depardieu as Rodin. In 1989 the film was nominated for two Academy Awards.

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