Camille Claudel
(1864-1943)

woman and sculptor

Died aged c. 79

Camille Rosalie Claudel (French pronunciation: [kamij klodɛl] ; 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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Dans cet immeuble vecurent l'ecrivain Paul Claudel et sa soeur Camille Claudel sculpteur de 1886 à 1892

English translation: In this building lived the writer Paul Claudel and his sister Camille Claudel sculptor from 1886 to 1892

31 bouvlevard de Port Royal, Paris, France where they lived (1886-1892)

Camille Claudel. 1864-1943, Sculpteur. Vécut et travailla dans cet immeuble, au rez-de-chausée sur cour, de 1899 a 1913. A cette date prit fin sa breve carrière d'artiste et commença la longue nuit de l'internement. "Il y a toujours quelque chose d'absent qui me tourmente". (Lettre a Rodin, 1886) La Memoire des Lieux.

English translation: Camille Claudel 1864-1943 sculptor lived and worked in this building, on the ground floor, from 1899 to 1913. On that date his short career as an artist ended and the long night of internment began. "There is always something absent that torments me". (Letter to Rodin, 1886)

19 quai de Bourbon, Paris, France where they lived (1899-1913) and worked (1899-1913)