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

Portrait of Jean, c.1897 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Portrait of Jean c.1897

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.98
SKU: 12493-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:41.6 x 33.7 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

Child with a Toy Clown, n.d. by Renoir | Canvas Print

Child with a Toy Clown n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$53.38
SKU: 12492-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

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

Young Woman in a Hat n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.98
SKU: 12491-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:42 x 31 cm
Private Collection

Young Girls in the Garden at Montmartre, c.1893/95 by Renoir | Canvas Print
SKU: 12490-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Roses, c.1879 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Roses c.1879

Giclée Canvas Print
$88.56
SKU: 12489-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:65.5 x 54 cm
Private Collection

Seated Bather, c.1903/06 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Seated Bather c.1903/06

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.98
SKU: 12488-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:116.2 x 88.9 cm
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA

The Gust of Wind, c.1872 by Renoir | Canvas Print

The Gust of Wind c.1872

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.98
SKU: 12487-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:52 x 82.5 cm
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Graziella, 1896 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Graziella 1896

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.15
SKU: 12486-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:65.4 x 54 cm
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA

Bouquet in a Vase, 1878 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Bouquet in a Vase 1878

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.98
SKU: 12485-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:47.6 x 33 cm
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana, USA

Madame Eugene Fould, 1880 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Madame Eugene Fould 1880

Giclée Canvas Print
$64.39
SKU: 12484-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:55.9 x 46 cm
Private Collection

Still Life with a Blue Sugar Bowl and Peppers, c.1905 by Renoir | Canvas Print
SKU: 12483-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:27.4 x 45.5 cm
Private Collection

Clearing in the Woods, 1865 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Clearing in the Woods 1865

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.98
SKU: 12482-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:57.1 x 82.5 cm
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA

Gabrielle Holding a Mirror, n.d. by Renoir | Canvas Print

Gabrielle Holding a Mirror n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.98
SKU: 12481-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:38.3 x 31.2 cm
Private Collection

A Bather, c.1885/90 by Renoir | Canvas Print

A Bather c.1885/90

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.98
SKU: 12480-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:39.4 x 29.2 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

A Nymph by a Stream, c.1869/70 by Renoir | Canvas Print

A Nymph by a Stream c.1869/70

Giclée Canvas Print
$66.49
SKU: 12479-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:66.7 x 123 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Dancing Girl with Castanets, 1909 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Dancing Girl with Castanets 1909

Giclée Canvas Print
$53.33
SKU: 12478-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:155 x 64.8 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Dancing Girl with Tambourine, 1909 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Dancing Girl with Tambourine 1909

Giclée Canvas Print
$53.33
SKU: 12477-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:155 x 64.8 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Gladioli in a Vase, c.1874/75 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Gladioli in a Vase c.1874/75

Giclée Canvas Print
$62.25
SKU: 12476-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:73.6 x 60.4 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Lakeside Landscape, c.1889 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Lakeside Landscape c.1889

Giclée Canvas Print
$62.67
SKU: 12475-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:66.2 x 76 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Misia Sert, 1904 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Misia Sert 1904

Giclée Canvas Print
$60.60
SKU: 12474-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:92.1 x 73 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Seascape (The Wave), 1879 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Seascape (The Wave) 1879

Giclée Canvas Print
$59.63
SKU: 12473-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:64.8 x 99.2 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Summer, 1868 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Summer 1868

Giclée Canvas Print
$51.64
SKU: 12472-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:85 x 59 cm
Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany

Wheatfield, 1879 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Wheatfield 1879

Giclée Canvas Print
$62.38
SKU: 12471-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:50.5 x 61 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

Self-Portrait, 1876 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Self-Portrait 1876

Giclée Canvas Print
$58.67
SKU: 12470-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:70.8 x 54.6 cm
Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA

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