Francois Pompon (1855-1933)
Pompon was a student of Auguste Rodin and famous for his animal sculptures.
He developed a style all of his own mainly working in plaster (alabaster).
It wasn't until he was 67 that he had his major breakthrough (so there is time for all of us)
Upon his death Pompon left nearly 300 sculptures to the French state, most of which are displayed in the Musee des Beaux Arts in Dijon.