Camille Claudel
(1864-1943)

woman and sculptor

Died aged c. 79

Camille Claudel (French pronunciation: [kamij klɔdɛl] ; 8 December 1864 – 19 October 1943) was a French sculptor and graphic artist. She died in relative obscurity, but subsequently gained recognition for the originality of her work. She was the elder sister of the poet and diplomat Paul Claudel.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Monceau on Flickr
Monceau on Flickr

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 worked (1899-1913) and lived (1899-1913)