Established artists such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Auguste Rodin exhibited at the first Salon d'Automn, in support of the new exhibition format. Some of the most important contemporary artists such as Cézanne, Matisse, Gauguin, Derain, and Marcel Duchamp were able to exhibit their art at the Salon d'Automne. After seeing the 1905 exhibition, the critic Louis Vauxcelles described Matisse, Derain, and others as "fauves" (wild beasts), coining the term Fauvism. Aristide Maillol exhibited his monumental sculpture "La Méditerranée" in the Salon d'Automne of 1905. He later served as president of the society that he accepted joining in the letter at hand. - With light edge..