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

The Outskirts of Berneval, 1898 by Renoir | Canvas Print

The Outskirts of Berneval 1898

Giclée Canvas Print
$53.90
SKU: 12644-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Still Life with a Pomegranate, n.d. by Renoir | Canvas Print

Still Life with a Pomegranate n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$51.08
SKU: 12643-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Gabrielle a sa Coiffure, 1910 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Gabrielle a sa Coiffure 1910

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.02
SKU: 12642-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Portrait of Madame Maurice Denis, 1904 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Portrait of Madame Maurice Denis 1904

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.66
SKU: 12641-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Portrait of Jeanne Samary, 1878 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Portrait of Jeanne Samary 1878

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.98
SKU: 12640-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:173 x 103 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Standing Bather, 1887 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Standing Bather 1887

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.98
SKU: 12639-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Roses in a Blue Vase, 1892 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Roses in a Blue Vase 1892

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.98
SKU: 12638-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Young Woman Reading an Illustrated Journal, c.1880/81 by Renoir | Canvas Print
SKU: 12637-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:46 x 56 cm
Rhode Island Museum of Art, Providence, USA

Strawberries, n.d. by Renoir | Canvas Print

Strawberries n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.98
SKU: 12636-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:27 x 45.3 cm
Private Collection

Roses in a Window, 1879 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Roses in a Window 1879

Giclée Canvas Print
$57.46
SKU: 12635-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Young Woman in a Blue Hat, 1900 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Young Woman in a Blue Hat 1900

Giclée Canvas Print
$65.91
SKU: 12634-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:47 x 56 cm
Private Collection

Maternity, 1885 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Maternity 1885

Giclée Canvas Print
$51.47
SKU: 12633-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:75 x 59 cm
Private Collection

Gabrielle in a Straw Hat, 1900 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Gabrielle in a Straw Hat 1900

Giclée Canvas Print
$52.23
SKU: 12632-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

On the Path, n.d. by Renoir | Canvas Print

On the Path n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$53.26
SKU: 12631-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

View of La Seyne, Provence, c.1890 by Renoir | Canvas Print

View of La Seyne, Provence c.1890

Giclée Canvas Print
$65.20
SKU: 12630-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:46.5 x 56 cm
Private Collection

Tulips, n.d. by Renoir | Canvas Print

Tulips n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.92
SKU: 12629-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

The Spanish Guitarist, 1894 by Renoir | Canvas Print

The Spanish Guitarist 1894

Giclée Canvas Print
$53.51
SKU: 12628-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:65.4 x 54.6 cm
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA

The Farm, 1892 by Renoir | Canvas Print

The Farm 1892

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.98
SKU: 12627-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:59 x 77 cm
Private Collection

Woman with a Mirror, c.1915 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Woman with a Mirror c.1915

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.06
SKU: 12626-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:59.5 x 46.5 cm
Musee des Beaux-Arts, Rouen, France

The Reader, n.d. by Renoir | Canvas Print

The Reader n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$52.75
SKU: 12625-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Portrait de Coco, c.1903/04 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Portrait de Coco c.1903/04

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.98
SKU: 12624-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:40.5 x 33 cm
Private Collection

Nude in the Water, 1888 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Nude in the Water 1888

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.83
SKU: 12623-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Melon and Tomatoes, 1903 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Melon and Tomatoes 1903

Giclée Canvas Print
$63.35
SKU: 12622-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:46 x 55 cm
Private Collection

Portrait of Mademoiselle Sicot, 1865 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Portrait of Mademoiselle Sicot 1865

Giclée Canvas Print
$57.98
SKU: 12621-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:116 x 89.5 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

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