August Rodin ? Life Timeline:
1840 Birth of Auguste Rodin on 12 November in Paris.
1850 10 years oldHe started to draw.
1854 14 years oldHe attended a special school for drawing and mathematics, known as "la Petite Ecole", and followed courses given by Lecocq de Boisbaudran and the painter Belloc.
1855 15 years oldRodin discovered sculpture.
185717 years oldHe left "la Petit Ecole" and sought admission to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He was rejected three times.
1858 18 years oldRodin worked for several decorators and ornamentalists.
1862 22 years oldStricken by the death of his sister Maria, he withdrew to the Monastery of the Order of the Holy Sacrament, where he stayed until 1863.
1864 24 years old He started to work with Carrier-Belleuse. He met Rose Beuret, aged 20. Birth of Camille Claudel.
1866 26 years oldBirth of his son Auguste-EugÃÂ¨ne Beuret.
186727 years oldHe worked as a practicien (sculptor's assistant) for several ornamentalists.
1870 30 years oldRodin accompanied Van Rasbourgh to Brussels. On his return to Paris, he was enlisted in the Garde Nationale as a corporal but was subsequently discharged because of his myopia.
1871 31 years oldAfter his discharge, he joined Carrier-Belleuse in Belgium. Death of his mother. Rose joined Rodin in Brussels at the end of the year.
1872 32 years oldHe stopped working for Carrier-Belleuse who returned to Paris.
1873 33 years oldHe associated himself with the Belgian sculptor Antoine-Joseph Van Rasbourgh.
1874 34 years oldWhile in Belgium, he participated in the decoration of the Palais des AcadÃÂ©mies in Brussels, painted a series of landscapes of the Soignes forest and made some lithographs to illustrate the satirical magazine Le Petit Comique.
1875 35 years oldRodin travelled to Italy where he studied the work of Michelangelo.
1877 37 years oldHe exhibited The Bronze Age...