François-Auguste-René Rodin (12 November 1840 – 17 November 1917), known as Auguste Rodin (pron.: /oʊˈɡuːstroʊˈdæn/oh-GOOSTroh-DAN; French: [oɡyst ʁɔdɛ̃]), was a French sculptor. Although Rodin is generally considered the progenitor of modern sculpture, he did not set out to rebel against the past. He was schooled traditionally, took a craftsman-like approach to his work, and desired academic recognition, although he was never accepted into Paris's foremost school of art.
Fondation Pierre Gianadda, inaugurated in 1978, administers museums and exhibitions located in Martigny, Switzerland. The permanent exhibitions include the Automobile Museum, Gallo-Roman Museum, Louis and Evelyn Franck Collection, Sculpture Park, and Chagall Court.
The Foundation was founded by Léonard Gianadda in memory of his younger brother Pierre, who was killed in an airplane crash in 1976.