Constanin Brancusi was born on Feb. 21, 1876 in Hobia, Romania. He was a well-known sculptor who died in Paris, France, March 16, 1957. He attended Bucharest School of Fine Arts and after graduating traveled to Paris. His first exhibit was in Paris in 1906. Some of his well-known sculptor pieces are the Sleeping Muse, Mademoiselle Pogany and The Kiss. He used a geometric style that became his trademark which reduced natural forms to abstract. Bancusi was one of the most influential sculptors of his time. He created 215 sculptures in all and around 50 were destroyed or lost. He has numerous of pieces in the United States and Europe and is known as the pioneer of modern abstract sculpture.