I express myself in sculpture since I am not a poet.
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|Birth:||8th December, 1861|
|Death:||27th September, 1944|
Aristide Joseph Bonaventure Maillol was born in Banyuls-sur-Mer, Roussillon. He was a French sculptor, painter, and printmaker. He decided at an early age to become a painter, and moved to Paris in 1881 to study art. After several applications and several years of living with poverty, his enrollment in the École des Beaux-Arts was accepted in 1885, and he studied there under Jean-Léon Gérôme and Alexandre Cabanel. His early paintings show the influence of his contemporaries Pierre Puvis de Chavannes and Paul Gauguin. Gauguin encouraged his growing interest in decorative art, an interest that led Maillol to take up tapestry design. Maillol’s first major sculpture, A Seated Woman, was modeled after his wife. The first version was completed in 1902.
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