November 1840 – 17 November Auguste Rodin : " I know very well that one must fight, for one is often in contradiction to the spirit of the age." As quoted in "Rodin freed human spirit" in The Des Moines Register January
Camille Claudel “was one of the rare female artists of the century that did compete with the best male sculptors of her time."In Camille became acquainted with Auguste Rodin. Soon after Camille became his model, assistant and lover.