The Easel

Rediscovering the Overlooked Talent of French Sculptor Camille Claudel

Claudel had beauty, talent and a famous lover – Rodin. She was, by all accounts, greatly supportive of his art and he reciprocated at least to some degree. Like other female artists of the day (but particularly because of her association with Rodin) she received little acclaim during her lifetime. Now a group of her sculptures have been deemed to be of national importance and acquired for France’s public museums.