3070 T-2. Discovered 1973 Sept. 30 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named for the French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917). In his sculptures Rodin tried to express personal inner feelings with bearing and gestures. He was one of the first sculptors to abandon the classicistic style of Thorvaldsen and Canova {see planets (6257) and (6256)}. Among his most famous works are 'The Citizens of Calais', 'The Kiss' and 'The Thinker'. (M 26765)

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