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Camille Claudel
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Claudel sometime before 1883
Born
Camille Rosalie Claudel

(1864-12-08)8 December 1864
Fère-en-Tardenois, Aisne, Second French Empire
Died 19 October 1943(1943-10-19) (aged 78)
Montdevergues, Vaucluse, Vichy France
Nationality French
Alma mater Académie Colarossi
Occupation Sculptor
Known for Figurative artwork in bronze and marble
Notable work
Sakuntala
The Waltz
The Mature Age
Relatives Paul Claudel (brother)

Camille Rosalie Claudel ( 8 December 1864 – 19 October 1943) was a French sculptor known for her figurative works in bronze and marble. She died in relative obscurity, but later gained recognition for the originality and quality of her work. The subject of several biographies and films, Claudel is well known for her sculptures including The Waltz, and The Mature Age.

The national Camille Claudel Museum in Nogent-sur-Seine opened in 2017, and the Musée Rodin in Paris has a room dedicated to her works.

Sculptures created by Claudel are also held in the collections of several major museums including the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

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