Pierre-Auguste Renoir

1841-1919 France-Impressionism

 

Brief Biography-Pierre Auguste Renoir from Limoges began painting on porcelain in a Paris factory at the age of thirteen. Throughout that period, the paintings of Boucher, Watteau, Fragonard and Delacroix in the Louvre inspired him to take up art. In 1861, he received tuition in the atelier of Charles Gleyre alongside Claude Monet, Frédéric Bazille and Alfred Sisley. Gustave Courbet impressed him much, and Monet was to become a significant influence on his work when they later painted together at Fontainebleau.
In 1883, The art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel began to sell many of his works, and from here, Renoir achieved considerable success. From 1879 onward, he visited Africa and made several trips around Europe, studying the great masters. His style eventually drifted from impressionism to classicism, and his later subjects moved towards painting nudes. He spent his elderly years in Cagnes, where he painted some of his most noted works despite suffering from arthritis. With the help of two assistants, he indulged in sculpture and created many pieces. He is today considered one of the originators of impressionism.

 

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Alfred Sisley-

Alfred Sisley and his Wife

Bouquet

Bouquet of Chrysanthemums

By the Seashore

By the Seashore

Country Footpath

Country Footpath in the Summer

Doge's Palace

Doge's Palace Venice

Fruit of the Midi

Fruit of the Midi

Girl Reading

Girl Reading

La Grenouillere

La Grenouillere

Le Jardin

Le Jardin du Luxembourg

Miss Lacaux

Little Miss Romaine Lacaux

Madame Monet

Madame Monet Reading Le Figaro

Mother A's Inn

Mother Anthony's Inn

Orsmen at Chatou

Orsmen at Chatou

Promenade

Promenade

Seated Bather

Seated Bather

First Night Out

The First Night Out

Pont des Arts Paris

The Pont des Arts Paris

Two Girls in Black

Two Girls in Black

The Skiff

The Skiff

Two Circus Girls

Two Little Circus Girls

The Umbrellas

Umbrellas

In His Garden

Renoir in his Garden

Girl with Parasol

Girl with Parasol Aline Nunes

Torso Effect of Sun

Torso Effect of Sun

Girls at the Piano

Girls at the Piano

In the garden

In the garden

After the Bath

After the Bath

Ambroise Vollard

Ambroise Vollard 2

Lunchoen

Lunchoen of the Boating Party

Claude Monet

Claude Monet

The Large Bathers

The large Bathers

Dance at Bougival

Dance at Bougival

The Theater Box

Theater Box

de la Galette

Moulin de la Galette

Claude Painting

Claude Renoir Painting

Charles-

Charles and Georges Durand-Ruel

Dance in the City

Dance in the City

Diana as Huntress

Diana as Huntress

Girl Braiding Hair

Girl Braiding Her Hair Suzanne Valadon#

Gabrielle et Jean

Gabrielle et Jean

Girl with a Hoop

Girl with a Hoop

Watering Can

Girl with a Watering Can

Jeanne Durand Ruel

Jeanne Durand Ruel

Beach of Yport

Beach of Yport

Woman at the Well

Woman at the Well

Lise Sewing

Lise Sewing

Paul Durand-Ruel

Paul Durand-Ruel

Mrs Charpentier

Mrs Charpentier and Children

The Artists Family

The Artists Family

Fernand Halphen

Fernand Halphen

The Swing

The Swing

The Two Sisters

The Two Sisters On the Terrace

Three Bathers Crab

Three Bathers Crab

Ambroise Vollard

Ambroise Vollard

Women at Bath

Women at the Bath

Julie Manet with Cat

Julie Manet with Cat

The Bathers

The Bathers