The sculptor Auguste Rodin was born in Paris in 1840. He was rejected from the prestigious and conservative École des Beaux-Arts and instead served as an apprentice for the sculpture Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse. During a trip to Italy in 1876, Rodin encounter the work of Michelangelo, who would experience his work. His first commission from the French government came in 1880; it was "The Gates of Hell", a monumental door covered in relief sculptures. Rodin died in 1917. His sculptures are known for their unidealized appearance and irregular surfaces.
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