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

Victor Choquet, c.1875 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Victor Choquet c.1875

Giclée Canvas Print
$57.15
SKU: 12469-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:53 x 43.5 cm
Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA

Madame Pierre Henri Renoir (Blanche-Marie Blanc), 1870 by Renoir | Canvas Print
SKU: 12468-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:81.2 x 64.7 cm
Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA

Still Life with Roses, c.1866 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Still Life with Roses c.1866

Giclée Canvas Print
$55.35
SKU: 12467-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:74.9 x 55.4 cm
Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA

Spring Bouquet, 1866 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Spring Bouquet 1866

Giclée Canvas Print
$94.85
SKU: 12466-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:104.7 x 80.3 cm
Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA

Sainte-Victoire Mountain, c.1888/89 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Sainte-Victoire Mountain c.1888/89

Giclée Canvas Print
$84.21
SKU: 12465-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:53 x 64.1 cm
Yale University Art Gallery, Connecticut, USA

Monsieur Fournaise (Man with a Pipe), 1875 by Renoir | Canvas Print
SKU: 12464-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:55.9 x 47 cm
The Clark Art Institute, Massachusetts, USA

View at Guernsey, 1883 by Renoir | Canvas Print

View at Guernsey 1883

Giclée Canvas Print
$61.48
SKU: 12463-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:46 x 55.9 cm
The Clark Art Institute, Massachusetts, USA

Jacques Fray as a Baby, 1904 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Jacques Fray as a Baby 1904

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.48
SKU: 12462-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:42.2 x 33.8 cm
The Clark Art Institute, Massachusetts, USA

A Girl Crocheting, c.1875 by Renoir | Canvas Print

A Girl Crocheting c.1875

Giclée Canvas Print
$61.08
SKU: 12461-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:73.3 x 60.5 cm
The Clark Art Institute, Massachusetts, USA

Therese Berard, 1879 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Therese Berard 1879

Giclée Canvas Print
$61.75
SKU: 12460-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:55.9 x 46.8 cm
The Clark Art Institute, Massachusetts, USA

Banana Plantation, 1881 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Banana Plantation 1881

Giclée Canvas Print
$81.05
SKU: 12459-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:51.5 x 63.5 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Madame Georges Charpentier, c.1876/77 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Madame Georges Charpentier c.1876/77

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.48
SKU: 12458-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:46.5 x 38 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Strawberries on a White Tablecloth, n.d. by Renoir | Canvas Print

Strawberries on a White Tablecloth n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.48
SKU: 12457-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:unknown
Musee des Beaux Arts, Bordeaux, France

Portrait of Stephane Mallarme, 1892 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Portrait of Stephane Mallarme 1892

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.57
SKU: 12456-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:50 x 40 cm
Museum of Palace of Versailles, Paris, France

Young Girls at the Piano, c.1890 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Young Girls at the Piano c.1890

Giclée Canvas Print
$52.76
SKU: 12455-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:112 x 79 cm
Musee de l'Orangerie, Paris, France

Portrait of Madame Alphonse Daudet, 1876 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Portrait of Madame Alphonse Daudet 1876

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.48
SKU: 12454-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:46 x 38 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Richard Wagner, 1882 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Richard Wagner 1882

Giclée Canvas Print
$62.71
SKU: 12453-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:55 x 46 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Portrait of Margot, c.1876/78 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Portrait of Margot c.1876/78

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.48
SKU: 12452-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:46.5 x 38 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Peaches, 1881 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Peaches 1881

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.48
SKU: 12451-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:38 x 47 cm
Musee de l'Orangerie, Paris, France

Monsieur et Madame Bernheim de Villers, 1910 by Renoir | Canvas Print
SKU: 12450-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:81 x 65.5 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Barges on the Seine, c.1869 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Barges on the Seine c.1869

Giclée Canvas Print
$74.55
SKU: 12449-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:47 x 64 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

The Seine River near Argenteuil, 1873 by Renoir | Canvas Print

The Seine River near Argenteuil 1873

Giclée Canvas Print
$74.92
SKU: 12448-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:46.5 x 65 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Young Girl in a Straw Hat, c.1908 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Young Girl in a Straw Hat c.1908

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.48
SKU: 12447-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:46 x 35 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Young Girl Sitting (Helene Bellon), c.1909 by Renoir | Canvas Print
SKU: 12446-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:65.5 x 54.5 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

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