About the Series: Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art series features: A detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance. A concise biography. Approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions.
Francois Blanchetiere studied history and art history at the universities of Caen and Lyon and at the Sorbonne in Paris. He has been curator at the Musee Rodin (Paris and Meudon) since 2005. A specialist in French art of the 19th century and in Rodin in particular, his spheres of research also include the techniques of sculpture and the history of collections.