Maillol, Aristide (1861-1944) by Scholes, Robert

Aristide Maillol (1861 – 1944) He was born at Banyuls-sur-Mer, Roussillon, France near the Mediterranean Sea. Later, he studied in Paris, under renowned teacher Antoine Bourdelle and at the École des Beaux Arts, and then allied himself with the Nabis. In his forties he turned to sculpture and quickly developed his characteristic style, creating strong, energetic nude figures of women. He took the forms of ancient sculpture and the romantic realism of and pushed them toward a more idealized, symbolist image. Rodin

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