The great French sculptor, Auguste Rodin was justifiably proud of his beard,
prominently featuring it in the self portrait shown below:
He is probably best known for "The Thinker"
My personal favorite is "The Age of Bronze":
The age of bronze was controversial, not because it was a full frontal nude, but because it was so true to the model that Rodin was accused of casting August Neyt in wax rather than sculpting him.
The above lovely miniature portrait of Rodin was found mislabeled in a Spanish museum.
Unfortunately, the hightly skilled artist is unknown.