Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born on February 25, 1841 in Limogen, France. He was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style.
Biography and Career :
Pierre Auguste Renoir was born in Limoges and brought up in Paris, where his father, a tailor with a large family, settled in 1845. From the age of thirteen he worked as an apprentice, painting flowers on porcelain plates and, after a mechanical method of colouring ceramics had been introduced, decorating fans and screens. Having saved some money, in 1862 Renoir entered the Atelier Gleyre and there made friends with Monet, Sisley and Bazille; some time later he met Pissarro and Cezanne. He first exhibited at the Salon in 1864; after that the jury rejected his works and only in 1867 accept
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During the early stage of his artistic career Renoir came under the influence of Delacroix and Manet. His Impressionist individuality was most strongly manifested in the plein-air studies of La Grenouillere at Bougival (1869). .
It was in the 1870s that Renoir's Impressionism ;reached its peak. He worked at Argenteuil and in Paris. He participated in the Impressionist exhibitions of 1874, 1876, 1877 and 1882 and was a founder member of the review L'Impressionniste (1877), where he published his treatise on the principles of contemporary art.
In 1919, Renoir visited the Louvre to see his paintings hanging with the old masters. Pierre-Auguste Renoir died in the village of Cagnes-sur-Mer, Provence-Alpes-Ci´te d'Azur, on December 3.
Famous Work :
Mademoiselle Romaine Lacaux (1864)
La Promenade (1870)
Monet Painting in His Garden at Argenteuil (1873)
La Loge (1874)
Woman with Fan (1875)
The Swing (1876)
Lunch at the Restaurant Fournaise (The Rowers' Lunch) (1875)
Girl with a Watering Can (1876)
Bal au moulin de la Galette, Montmartre (1876)
Nude in the Sunlight (1876)
Madame Charpentier and Her Children (1878)
Jeanne Samary (1879)
Acrobats at the Cirque Fernando (Francisca and Angelina Wartenberg) (1879)
Two Women with Umbrellas (1879)
On the Terrace (1881)
Luncheon of the Boating Party (1881)
The Piazza San Marco, Venice (1881)
Blonde Bather (1881)
By the Seashore (1883)
Dance at Bougival (1883)
Fog at Guernsey (1883)
Children on the Sea Shore in Guenersey (1883)
The Bay of Moulin Huet Seen Through the Trees (1883)
Girl with a Hoop (1885)
The Bather (After the Bath) (1888)
Young Girl with Daisies (1889)
In the Meadow (1890)
The Apple Sellers (1890)
Two Girls at the Piano (1892)
Vase of Chrysanthemums (1895)
The Farm at Les Collettes, Cagnes (1908-1914)
The Concert (1918)
- " An artist, under pain of oblivion, must have confidence in himself, and listen only to his real master: Nature."
- "I consider women who are authors, lawyers and politicians are monsters."
- "If the painter works directly from nature, he ultimately looks for nothing but momentary effects; he does not try to compose, and soon he gets monotonous."
- Around 1892, Renoir developed rheumatoid arthritis.
- He had 3 sons : Jean Renoir, Pierre Renoir, and Claude Renoir.
- He is great-grand-father of actress Sophie Renoir.
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