Camille Claudel was a protégé of the progenitor of modern sculpture, Auguste Rodin and when she also became his lover, it created a furor as Rodin was already in a committed relationship. Finally they broke it off after Camille lost a baby. But this was also the start of her battle with depression. Camille was a brilliant sculptor making great works of art like Wave, The Mature Age, and the Bronze Waltz. But she slowly lost her grip on reality from 1905 onwards. She ended up destroying some of her own statues, disappeared for a period of time and suffered from paranoia. She even accused Rodin of stealing her ideas and conspiring to kill her. She seemed to be suffering from paranoia and schizophrenia. Her family committed her to an asylum where she lived for the next 30 years, even though doctors tried to persuade her family to let her go as she was clear headed whenever she was working on her sculptures. Ultimately Camille died at the age of 78 in the asylum.