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

Still Life of a Melon and a Vase of Flowers, c.1872 by Renoir | Canvas Print
SKU: 12596-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:54 x 65.5 cm
Private Collection

Breakfast at Berneval, 1898 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Breakfast at Berneval 1898

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.83
SKU: 12595-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:82 x 66 cm
Private Collection

Peonies, 1878 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Peonies 1878

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.79
SKU: 12594-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Young Girl Sleeping on the Grass, n.d. by Renoir | Canvas Print

Young Girl Sleeping on the Grass n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.98
SKU: 12593-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:20.5 x 31.5 cm
Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland

Seated Portrait of Claude Renoir, c.1905/08 by Renoir | Canvas Print
SKU: 12592-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:55 x 46 cm
Museu de Arte, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Large Nude, 1907 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Large Nude 1907

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.98
SKU: 12591-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:70 x 155 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Reading, 1888 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Reading 1888

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.02
SKU: 12590-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:65.1 x 54 cm
Private Collection

The Banks of the Seine at Bougival, c.1875 by Renoir | Canvas Print
SKU: 12589-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:43.2 x 55 cm
Denver Museum of Art, Colorado, USA

Woman Smiling, 1875 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Woman Smiling 1875

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.98
SKU: 12588-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:42 x 33 cm
Museu de Arte, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Collettes Farmhouse, Cagnes, 1910 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Collettes Farmhouse, Cagnes 1910

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.98
SKU: 12587-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Brittany Countryside, c.1892 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Brittany Countryside c.1892

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.98
SKU: 12586-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

The Seine at Argenteuil, 1888 by Renoir | Canvas Print

The Seine at Argenteuil 1888

Giclée Canvas Print
$61.70
SKU: 12585-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:54 x 65 cm
Private Collection

Women in a Landscape, 1912 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Women in a Landscape 1912

Giclée Canvas Print
$70.87
SKU: 12584-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:51 x 55.5 cm
Private Collection

Bather (Blonde Bather II), 1882 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Bather (Blonde Bather II) 1882

Giclée Canvas Print
$58.25
SKU: 12583-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:90 x 63 cm
Private Collection

Coco Eating his Soup, n.d. by Renoir | Canvas Print

Coco Eating his Soup n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$53.38
SKU: 12582-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts, USA

La Mare aux Fees, n.d. by Renoir | Canvas Print

La Mare aux Fees n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.98
SKU: 12581-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Cagnes Countryside, n.d. by Renoir | Canvas Print

Cagnes Countryside n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.92
SKU: 12580-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Madame Heriot, 1882 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Madame Heriot 1882

Giclée Canvas Print
$87.89
SKU: 12579-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:65 x 54 cm
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

The Saone Flowing into the Arms of the Rhone, 1915 by Renoir | Canvas Print
SKU: 12578-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:93 x 75 cm
Private Collection

Reclining Bather, 1902 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Reclining Bather 1902

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.98
SKU: 12577-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Portrait de Madame Edmond Renoir, 1876 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Portrait de Madame Edmond Renoir 1876

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.98
SKU: 12576-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:40.6 x 32.5 cm
Private Collection

Still Life with Peaches on a Table, c.1890/18 by Renoir | Canvas Print
SKU: 12575-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:25.4 x 38.1 cm
Public Collection

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

The Conservatory n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$52.75
SKU: 12574-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

The Woman in White in the Garden of Les Colettes, 1915 by Renoir | Canvas Print
SKU: 12573-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:39 x 54 cm
Private Collection

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