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

After the Bath, c.1900 by Renoir | Canvas Print

After the Bath c.1900

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.15
SKU: 12517-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Portrait of a Young Girl, n.d. by Renoir | Canvas Print

Portrait of a Young Girl n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.31
SKU: 12516-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Female Nude Drying Herself, c.1909 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Female Nude Drying Herself c.1909

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.28
SKU: 12515-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Two Girls, c.1890 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Two Girls c.1890

Giclée Canvas Print
$51.46
SKU: 12514-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Seated Nude, Resting, 1885 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Seated Nude, Resting 1885

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.15
SKU: 12513-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Reclining Nude, 1914 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Reclining Nude 1914

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.10
SKU: 12512-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:37.5 x 50 cm
Private Collection

Nude, c.1887 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Nude c.1887

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.41
SKU: 12511-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Sugar Bowl and Lemons, 1915 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Sugar Bowl and Lemons 1915

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.10
SKU: 12510-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:20 x 26 cm
Private Collection

Vase of Flowers, c.1884 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Vase of Flowers c.1884

Giclée Canvas Print
$88.10
SKU: 12509-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:65 x 54 cm
Private Collection

Young Girl with a Straw Hat, 1884 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Young Girl with a Straw Hat 1884

Giclée Canvas Print
$53.90
SKU: 12508-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Two Nudes Wearing Hats, n.d. by Renoir | Canvas Print

Two Nudes Wearing Hats n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$60.03
SKU: 12507-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

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

Woman with a Fan n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.03
SKU: 12506-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Portrait of Ambroise Vollard, 1908 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Portrait of Ambroise Vollard 1908

Giclée Canvas Print
$61.71
SKU: 12505-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:81.6 x 65.2 cm
Courtauld Institute of Art, London, United Kingdom

Christine Lerolle, 1897 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Christine Lerolle 1897

Giclée Canvas Print
$51.20
SKU: 12504-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Roses, 1878 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Roses 1878

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.10
SKU: 12503-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:41.9 x 33.7 cm
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA

Nude Woman on Green Cushions, 1909 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Nude Woman on Green Cushions 1909

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.15
SKU: 12502-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Tulips in a Vase, n.d. by Renoir | Canvas Print

Tulips in a Vase n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.10
SKU: 12501-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:40.5 x 32 cm
Private Collection

Portrait of a Young Girl, c.1918/19 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Portrait of a Young Girl c.1918/19

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.10
SKU: 12500-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:23 x 21 cm
Private Collection

Study of a Girl, c.1918/19 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Study of a Girl c.1918/19

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.10
SKU: 12499-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:23 x 21 cm
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Young Woman in Red Dress, 1892 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Young Woman in Red Dress 1892

Giclée Canvas Print
$63.23
SKU: 12498-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:65.4 x 54.5 cm
Fuji Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Landscape with a Bridge, n.d. by Renoir | Canvas Print

Landscape with a Bridge n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$53.38
SKU: 12497-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

The Glade, 1895 by Renoir | Canvas Print

The Glade 1895

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.79
SKU: 12496-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Dahlias, n.d. by Renoir | Canvas Print

Dahlias n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$59.50
SKU: 12495-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:82 x 65.5 cm
Private Collection

Coco with a Japanese Fan, c.1906 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Coco with a Japanese Fan c.1906

Giclée Canvas Print
$52.23
SKU: 12494-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

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