François-Auguste-René Rodin, November 12,1840

Known for the elemental nature of his works, Auguste Rodin, the French sculptor perhaps most famous for The Thinker, was born on November 12, 1840. A bronze cast of The Thinker graces the entrance to the Legion of Honor in San Francisco.

The Thinker
The Thinker at the entrance to The Legion of Honor in San Francisco

Inside the museum, there is a large collection of Rodin sculptures.

Legion of Honor in San Francisco
Legion of Honor in San Francisco

Please forgive the blue cast in the photos. I was using a camera without flash that couldn’t catch the true colors. The sculptures are truly beautiful.

Victor Hugo by Rodin
Victor Hugo looks fierce as he struggles to emerge from the stone.
Alsacienne girl by Rodin
Alsacienne girl by Rodin

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