That I was not familiar with Antoine Bourdelle despite his status as major 20th century sculptor can easily be put down to my general ignorance and lack of interest in sculpture.
That I did not know of the museum either is almost harder to explain.
After three decades in Paris, I figured even though I hadn't visited all of the museums I had at least heard of them. Not so, apparently!
Despite Bourdelle's renown, I wasn't all that impressed with his art, I'm afraid.
The museum, on the other hand, was excellent! His studio has been kept and can be visited, the building itself was a quaint little place and the gardens were small but very enjoyable!
A tiny haven of art and quiet in the shadow of the Tour Montparnasse.