Auguste Rodin is recognized by many as the father of modern sculpture. He was a gifted and prolific creator of art sculpture. As any knowledgeable artist understands, the way of success (or certainly keeping food on the table) is to reproduce, reproduce, reproduce! Bronze is a media that lends itself nicely to that concept. Read here for an explanation of how that was accomplished. For a chronology of his life and work follow this link.
Here is information on the film about her life. I saw it many years ago and thought the acting was excellent. The story line is gripping. It is truly tragic that such a highly talented artist could meet such an sad and lonely fate.
Another of marble, Beside the Sea is on exhibit at the MET. It is petite and lovely pure white.
And Eternal Springtime, which was first titled Zephyr and Earth, then later exhibited as Cupid and Psyche. Linking mythological characters to such art was an attempt to legitimize its eroticism.
Both of the previous pieces exhibit the veiled quality of carving that is associated with his later career.
The Martyr is another well know piece by Rodin but not much to my liking.