The fourth woman of my series of five medals is Camille Claudel (1864 – 1943). She was a sculptor. Just like Gabriele Münter, she also couldn’t go to the Académie des Beaux-Arts because she was a woman. She became pupil, maitresse and muse of Auguste Rodin. Later she started working for herself. Her brother couldn’t let that happen and let her be submitted to a mental institution for the rest of her life. She could not make any art there.
Backside of the Medal: The sculpture ‘Les Causeuses Sans Paravent’ (1895) by Camille Claudel depicted as a relief.