All Artists (European Collection)
Born in Chamaliers, France on July 13, 1852, Paul Paulin took the sensible route into adulthood and became a prominent dentist in Paris. However, his passion for art led him first to pursue the acquaintance of prominent artists and collectors, and eventually to pursue a secondary career as a sculptor, dedicating himself primarily to modeling and casting bronze portrait busts of his many artistic friends, including the great Rodin. Though he was friendly with Rodin, Paulin was far closer to the group of ...
There are some reputations in the art world that are beyond dispute. These artists' influence is so seminal, their accomplishments so signal, that, even in the act of rejecting them, their critics reiterate their importance. Among these titans is the French sculptor Auguste Rodin. While still attracting controversy a century later, Rodin's work is so central to Western art that only Michelangelo is better known as a sculptor, and every sculptor since has had to struggle to escape from being eclipsed beneath his...