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

Head of a Girl with a Yellow Hat, n.d. by Renoir | Canvas Print

Head of a Girl with a Yellow Hat n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$51.71
SKU: 12572-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Young Girl with a Basket of Flowers, n.d. by Renoir | Canvas Print
SKU: 12571-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Portrait of Mademoiselle Demarsy, 1882 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Portrait of Mademoiselle Demarsy 1882

Giclée Canvas Print
$53.23
SKU: 12570-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

The Cup of Coffee (Portrait of Andree), 1917 by Renoir | Canvas Print
SKU: 12569-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:40.6 x 52 cm
Private Collection

Young Girl in a Red Hat, n.d. by Renoir | Canvas Print

Young Girl in a Red Hat n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.73
SKU: 12568-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

The Reader (A Seated Young Girl), 1887 by Renoir | Canvas Print

The Reader (A Seated Young Girl) 1887

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.73
SKU: 12567-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Seated Bather (Gabrielle), n.d. by Renoir | Canvas Print

Seated Bather (Gabrielle) n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$53.36
SKU: 12566-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Gabrielle with Green Necklace, c.1905 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Gabrielle with Green Necklace c.1905

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.00
SKU: 12565-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Portrait of Marie Lestringuez, n.d. by Renoir | Canvas Print

Portrait of Marie Lestringuez n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$52.09
SKU: 12564-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Vase of Flowers, 1885 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Vase of Flowers 1885

Giclée Canvas Print
$84.02
SKU: 12563-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:64 x 52.7 cm
Private Collection

Seated Bather, 1916 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Seated Bather 1916

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.93
SKU: 12562-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:83 x 65 cm
Private Collection

The Concert, c.1918/19 by Renoir | Canvas Print

The Concert c.1918/19

Giclée Canvas Print
$60.69
SKU: 12561-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:75.6 x 92.7 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

The Medlar Trees, n.d. by Renoir | Canvas Print

The Medlar Trees n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$63.02
SKU: 12560-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:46 x 55 cm
Private Collection

The Reclining Bather, 1906 by Renoir | Canvas Print

The Reclining Bather 1906

Giclée Canvas Print
$52.72
SKU: 12559-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:55 x 80 cm
Private Collection

Young Girl with a White Handkerchief (Gabrielle), 1907 by Renoir | Canvas Print
SKU: 12558-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Landscape at Noon, 1900 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Landscape at Noon 1900

Giclée Canvas Print
$62.20
SKU: 12557-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

A Young Girl with a Red Hat, 1899 by Renoir | Canvas Print

A Young Girl with a Red Hat 1899

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.73
SKU: 12556-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

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

The Glade n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.73
SKU: 12555-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Young Algerian Girl, c.1881 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Young Algerian Girl c.1881

Giclée Canvas Print
$55.27
SKU: 12554-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Woman in a Blue Dress Standing in the Garden at Saint-Cloud, n.d. by Renoir | Canvas Print
SKU: 12553-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Contemplation, 1877 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Contemplation 1877

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.73
SKU: 12552-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Young Girl with Long Hair in Profile, 1890 by Renoir | Canvas Print
SKU: 12551-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:36 x 27 cm
Private Collection

Woman with a Rose, 1900 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Woman with a Rose 1900

Giclée Canvas Print
$52.85
SKU: 12519-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:56 x 46 cm
Private Collection

Bather, 1879 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Bather 1879

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.73
SKU: 12518-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:48.2 x 38.4 cm
Private Collection

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