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

Young Girls on the River Bank, c.1893 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Young Girls on the River Bank c.1893

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.64
SKU: 12620-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:33 x 41.5 cm
Private Collection

Gabrielle Darning, 1908 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Gabrielle Darning 1908

Giclée Canvas Print
$53.39
SKU: 12619-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:64 x 53.5 cm
Private Collection

Woman Semi-Nude, n.d. by Renoir | Canvas Print

Woman Semi-Nude n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$52.76
SKU: 12618-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Girl with a Guitar, 1897 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Girl with a Guitar 1897

Giclée Canvas Print
$52.50
SKU: 12617-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Young Girl Reading, 1886 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Young Girl Reading 1886

Giclée Canvas Print
$62.91
SKU: 12616-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:55.5 x 46.5 cm
Stadel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany

Girl Combing her Hair, n.d. by Renoir | Canvas Print

Girl Combing her Hair n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.64
SKU: 12615-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Pheasant, Sparrow and Grouse, 1902 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Pheasant, Sparrow and Grouse 1902

Giclée Canvas Print
$53.64
SKU: 12614-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:54 x 65 cm
Private Collection

Portrait of Fernand Halphen, 1880 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Portrait of Fernand Halphen 1880

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.64
SKU: 12613-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:46 x 38 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

The Reader, 1877 by Renoir | Canvas Print

The Reader 1877

Giclée Canvas Print
$52.89
SKU: 12612-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Hair Style, 1888 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Hair Style 1888

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.64
SKU: 12611-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:81.5 x 58 cm
Private Collection

Bather, c.1892/93 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Bather c.1892/93

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.64
SKU: 12610-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Brittany Landscape with Trees and Rocks, n.d. by Renoir | Canvas Print
SKU: 12609-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

The Alphabet, Jean and Gabrielle, n.d. by Renoir | Canvas Print

The Alphabet, Jean and Gabrielle n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$53.90
SKU: 12608-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Landscape at Cagnes, n.d. by Renoir | Canvas Print

Landscape at Cagnes n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$53.27
SKU: 12607-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:53.3 x 64.8 cm
Private Collection

Vase of Flowers, 1871 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Vase of Flowers 1871

Giclée Canvas Print
$51.11
SKU: 12606-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Bouquet of Chrysanthemums, c.1884 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Bouquet of Chrysanthemums c.1884

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.35
SKU: 12605-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:81 x 65 cm
Musee des Beaux-Arts, Rouen, France

Woman in White Reading, 1873 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Woman in White Reading 1873

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.64
SKU: 12604-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

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

Still Life with Pheasants n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.64
SKU: 12603-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

The Outskirts of Pont-Aven, c.1888/90 by Renoir | Canvas Print

The Outskirts of Pont-Aven c.1888/90

Giclée Canvas Print
$62.50
SKU: 12602-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:54.5 x 65 cm
Courtauld Institute of Art, London, United Kingdom

Young Boy by a Brook, 1890 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Young Boy by a Brook 1890

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.64
SKU: 12601-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

The Artist's Studio, Rue Saint-Georges, 1876 by Renoir | Canvas Print
SKU: 12600-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:45.1 x 36.8 cm
Private Collection

Woman with a Necklace, n.d. by Renoir | Canvas Print

Woman with a Necklace n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.54
SKU: 12599-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

The Sleeper, 1880 by Renoir | Canvas Print

The Sleeper 1880

Giclée Canvas Print
$61.41
SKU: 12598-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:49 x 60 cm
Private Collection

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

Still Life with Anemones n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.64
SKU: 12597-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

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