Aristide Maillol was a French artist, mostly known as a sculptor of monumental statues of female nudes.
Aristide Maillol was born on December 8, 1861 in Southern France. After an education at the École des Beaux-Arts, Maillol became a tapestry artist and sculptor. He is best known for his large scale female nudes and his work was heavily influenced by Paul Gauguin. Maillol died at the age of 83 in an automobile accident in 1944. A large collection of his work is held at the Musée Maillol in Paris.