Portrait of Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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1841-1919

French Impressionist Painter

Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born on February 25, 1841, in Limoges, France. He was the sixth of seven children in a working-class family. His father, Léonard Renoir, was a tailor, and his mother, Marguerite Merlet, was a seamstress. In 1844, the family moved to Paris, where they lived near the Louvre, which would later influence Renoir's artistic development.

Renoir showed an early talent for drawing, and at the age of 13, he began an apprenticeship at a porcelain factory, where he painted designs on fine china. This experience helped him develop his skills in painting with delicate, luminous colors. However, the factory soon switched to using mechanical methods, and Renoir was forced to find other work.

In 1862, Renoir was accepted into the École des Beaux-Arts and began studying under Charles Gleyre. It was here that he met fellow artists Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, and Frédéric Bazille, who would become lifelong friends and collaborators. Together, they formed the core of the Impressionist movement.

Renoir's early work was influenced by the Realist movement, but he soon developed his own unique style, characterized by his use of vibrant colors, fluid brushstrokes, and a focus on capturing the effects of light. He became known for his depictions of everyday life, landscapes, and especially his portraits, which often featured women and children.

In the 1870s, Renoir participated in the first Impressionist exhibitions, which were met with mixed reactions from critics and the public. Despite the initial controversy, Renoir's work began to gain recognition, and he started receiving commissions for portraits.

In the 1880s, Renoir's style evolved as he began to experiment with a more classical approach to painting, inspired by a trip to Italy in 1881. This period, known as his "Ingres period" or "dry period," saw him using more precise lines and a more subdued color palette. However, by the end of the decade, he returned to his earlier, more vibrant style.

Renoir's later years were marked by personal and professional success, as well as physical challenges. He continued to paint despite suffering from severe rheumatoid arthritis, which left him with limited mobility in his hands. He even had brushes strapped to his wrists to continue working. Renoir passed away on December 3, 1919, in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France, leaving behind a rich artistic legacy that continues to inspire and captivate audiences today.

461 Renoir Artworks

Lucie Berard (Child in White), 1883 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Lucie Berard (Child in White) 1883

Giclée Canvas Print
$61.43
SKU: 16629-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:61.3 x 49.8 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Chrysanthemums, c.1881/82 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Chrysanthemums c.1881/82

Giclée Canvas Print
$62.81
SKU: 16628-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:54.8 x 65.8 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

The Laundress, c.1877/79 by Renoir | Canvas Print

The Laundress c.1877/79

Giclée Canvas Print
$51.75
SKU: 16627-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:80.8 x 56.5 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Alfred Sisley, 1876 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Alfred Sisley 1876

Giclée Canvas Print
$63.09
SKU: 16626-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:66.2 x 54.8 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Portrait of Nini Lopez, 1876 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Portrait of Nini Lopez 1876

Giclée Canvas Print
$52.98
SKU: 16513-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:54 x 39 cm
Musee des Beaux-Arts Andre Malraux, Le Havre, France

Girl with a Basket of Oranges, c.1889 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Girl with a Basket of Oranges c.1889

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: 15068-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:128.8 x 41.8 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Girl with a Basket of Fish, c.1889 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Girl with a Basket of Fish c.1889

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: 15067-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:130.7 x 41.8 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

The Road to Essoyes, 1901 by Renoir | Canvas Print

The Road to Essoyes 1901

Giclée Canvas Print
$64.15
SKU: 12661-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:46.2 x 55.2 cm
Private Collection

The House of Blanche Pierson, Pourville, 1882 by Renoir | Canvas Print
SKU: 12660-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:54 x 65.4 cm
Private Collection

The Bathers, 1892 by Renoir | Canvas Print

The Bathers 1892

Giclée Canvas Print
$53.75
SKU: 12659-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

In the Lodge, c.1908 by Renoir | Canvas Print

In the Lodge c.1908

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.40
SKU: 12658-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:50.2 x 64.1 cm
Private Collection

Pink and Blue (The Cahen d'Anvers Girls), 1881 by Renoir | Canvas Print
SKU: 12657-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:119 x 74 cm
Museu de Arte, Sao Paulo, Brazil

A Garden in Sorrento, n.d. by Renoir | Canvas Print

A Garden in Sorrento n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$52.47
SKU: 12656-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:66 x 82.5 cm
Private Collection

The Source (Gabrielle Nude), n.d. by Renoir | Canvas Print

The Source (Gabrielle Nude) n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$53.11
SKU: 12655-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

The Road to Versailles at Louveciennes, n.d. by Renoir | Canvas Print
SKU: 12654-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lille, France

The Heights of Trouville, n.d. by Renoir | Canvas Print

The Heights of Trouville n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.26
SKU: 12653-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

In the Park at Saint-Cloud, 1866 by Renoir | Canvas Print

In the Park at Saint-Cloud 1866

Giclée Canvas Print
$61.99
SKU: 12652-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:50 x 61 cm
Private Collection

The Steps, Algiers, c.1882 by Renoir | Canvas Print

The Steps, Algiers c.1882

Giclée Canvas Print
$53.62
SKU: 12651-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Fog on Guernsey, 1883 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Fog on Guernsey 1883

Giclée Canvas Print
$62.54
SKU: 12650-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:53.3 x 65.1 cm
Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio, USA

Girl Combing her Hair, c.1907/08 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Girl Combing her Hair c.1907/08

Giclée Canvas Print
$64.34
SKU: 12649-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:55 x 46.5 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Two Bathers, 1896 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Two Bathers 1896

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: 12648-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:34 x 41 cm
Private Collection

Woman in Boat with Canoeist, 1877 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Woman in Boat with Canoeist 1877

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.80
SKU: 12647-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Madame Josse Bernheim-Jeune and her Son Henry, 1910 by Renoir | Canvas Print
SKU: 12646-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:92 x 73 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

View of Treboul, c.1895 by Renoir | Canvas Print

View of Treboul c.1895

Giclée Canvas Print
$55.17
SKU: 12645-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:55 x 66 cm
Private Collection

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