Gustav Mahler

Auguste Rodin French

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Ascetic, sharp features give the composer an aristocratic look. Gustav Mahler (1860–1911) modeled for Rodin, though the sittings were difficult to endure for the nervous composer, who saw rest as "time wasted away from his work," as Alma Mahler remembered.

Gustav Mahler, Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon), Bronze

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