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

Landscape near Essoyes, 1892 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Landscape near Essoyes 1892

Giclée Canvas Print
$63.29
SKU: 19340-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:46.6 x 55.2 cm
Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland

Woman in a Garden (Woman with a Seagull Hat), 1868 by Renoir | Canvas Print
SKU: 19339-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:105.5 x 73.4 cm
Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland

Vase with Anemones, 1890 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Vase with Anemones 1890

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: 18531-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:42.2 x 33 cm
Private Collection

Anemones in a Delft Vase, 1910 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Anemones in a Delft Vase 1910

Giclée Canvas Print
$62.39
SKU: 18530-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:55.6 x 46.7 cm
Private Collection

Vase with Lilacs and Roses, c.1870 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Vase with Lilacs and Roses c.1870

Giclée Canvas Print
$61.98
SKU: 18522-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:65 x 54.5 cm
Private Collection

Modiste, c.1875 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Modiste c.1875

Giclée Canvas Print
$61.30
SKU: 18256-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:59 x 49 cm
Oskar Reinhart Museum, Winterthur, Switzerland

Blonde Braiding Her Hair, 1886 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Blonde Braiding Her Hair 1886

Giclée Canvas Print
$61.17
SKU: 18149-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:65.4 x 54.3 cm
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA

Roses and Peonies in a Vase, 1876 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Roses and Peonies in a Vase 1876

Giclée Canvas Print
$61.85
SKU: 18148-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:60.6 x 51.4 cm
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA

Mademoiselle Victorine de Bellio, 1892 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Mademoiselle Victorine de Bellio 1892

Giclée Canvas Print
$62.25
SKU: 18084-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:55 x 46 cm
Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, France

Seated Young Girl in a White Hat, 1884 by Renoir | Paper Art Print

Seated Young Girl in a White Hat 1884

Giclée Paper Art Print
$66.36
SKU: 18083-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:62 x 47 cm
Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, France

Roses, c.1885 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Roses c.1885

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: 18057-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:37 x 49 cm
Private Collection

Head of a Young Girl, c.1890 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Head of a Young Girl c.1890

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: 17759-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:42.6 x 33.3 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Marie Murer, 1877 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Marie Murer 1877

Giclée Canvas Print
$63.07
SKU: 17758-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:67.6 x 57 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

View of Monte Carlo from Cap Martin, c.1884 by Renoir | Canvas Print
SKU: 17757-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:66.2 x 81.6 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Madame Henriot, c.1876 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Madame Henriot c.1876

Giclée Canvas Print
$55.75
SKU: 17756-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:65.8 x 49.5 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Regatta at Argenteuil, 1874 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Regatta at Argenteuil 1874

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: 17755-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:32.4 x 45.7 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

The Young Soldier, c.1880 by Renoir | Canvas Print

The Young Soldier c.1880

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: 17754-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:55 x 33 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Child with Toys - Gabrielle and the Artist's Son, Jean, c.1895/96 by Renoir | Canvas Print
SKU: 17753-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:54.3 x 65.4 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Suzanne Valadon, c.1885 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Suzanne Valadon c.1885

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: 17752-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:41.3 x 31.8 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Young Spanish Woman with a Guitar, 1898 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Young Spanish Woman with a Guitar 1898

Giclée Canvas Print
$63.48
SKU: 17751-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:55.6 x 65.2 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Mother Anthony's Tavern, 1866 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Mother Anthony's Tavern 1866

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: 17108-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:194 x 131 cm
National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

Self-Portrait, c.1875 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Self-Portrait c.1875

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: 16634-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:39 x 31.6 cm
The Clark Art Institute, Massachusetts, USA

Seated Bather, 1914 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Seated Bather 1914

Giclée Canvas Print
$61.58
SKU: 16631-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:81 x 67.2 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Jean Renoir Sewing, 1899/00 by Renoir | Canvas Print

Jean Renoir Sewing 1899/00

Giclée Canvas Print
$61.71
SKU: 16630-RPA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Size:55.4 x 46.3 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

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