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CLAUDEL, Camille (1864 - 1943), Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
CLAUDEL, Camille (1864 - 1943), Sculptor

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French, 19th – 20th century, female.

Born 8 December 1864, in Fère-en-Tardenois; died 19 October 1943, in Montdevergues.

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Camille Claudel started modelling clay from 1876, sculpting among other objects a David and Goliath that prompted her father to seek the expert opinion of the sculptor Alfred Boucher. Boucher immediately recognised her talent and encouraged her, showing her work to Paul Dubois, director of the

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