Rodin became a legend in his lifetime, like Claude Monet. They were born the same year (1840). They were both larger than life. They exhibited their works together in 1889. Rodin visited Monet at Giverny several times. They both were able to work until they died, both in their old age. They had it all...
Rodin aged 53 by Nadar
Monet aged 59 by Nadar
Rodin died 9 years before Monet in 1917. They died, but their genius and their works are immortal.