Posted on Jan 28, 2013 in History
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Constantin Brâncuși (February 19, 1876 – March 16, 1957) was a Romanian-born sculptor who made his career in France.
Brâncuși grew up in the village of Hobiţa, Gorj, near Târgu Jiu, close to Romania’s Carpathian Mountains, an area known for its rich tradition of folk crafts, particularly woodcarving. Geometric patterns of the region are seen in his later works.
Considered the pioneer of modernism, Brâncuși is called the patriarch of modern.
In 2002, a sculpture by Brâncuși named “Danaide” was sold for $18.1...