Constantin Brâncuși was born on February 19, 1876, in Hobița, Romania . He was a prolific artist, best known for his work in the abstract art genre . Some of his most notable works of art include Bird in Space, The Kiss (Brâncuși sculpture), and Sleeping Muse . In addition to being a critically acclaimed sculptor, Brâncuși also worked as a photographer, illustrator, and painter .
Brâncuși received his education at the Bucharest National University of Arts and further honed his skills at the prestigious École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris . While living in France, he became a citizen of both France and Romania . Constantin Brâncuși passed away on March 16, 1957, in Paris, France .