French artist
February 25, 1841 - December 3, 1919

Renoir is perhaps the most loved of all the Impressionists. His typical subject matter included pretty children, flowers, picturesque scenery and, above all, lovely women. The works of his early years were typically Impressionists snapshots of real life, full of color and light. By the mid-1880’s, however, Pierre Auguste Renoir had broken with the Impressionist movement to pursue a more disciplined and formal approach to portraits and figure paintings. A prolific artist, he created several thousand paintings throughout his life. The warm sensuality of Renoir’s style has made his paintings some of the most well-known, frequently-reproduced, and timelessly-appreciated works in the history of fine art.

Born in France to a working class family, Pierre Auguste Renoir began his first work as a painter in a porcelain factory in Paris, in 1854. This experience would introduce him to the aspects of light and color which would later serve to distinguish the artist’s work from the other artists of the Impressionist era. A few years later, in 1862, Renoir would enter the studio of Gleyre, meeting and befriending Monet, Sisley and Bazille. These artists would paint together in the Barbizon district, and Renoir would become a leading member of the group that became known as the Impressionists.

While Renoir’s paintings were described as nothing less than beautiful, his work was not considered “pretty” in the same way that other artists tried to camouflage the reality of the human condition. Rather, his work is characterized by a certain warmth and richness, offered in response to the world and the people in it.

As time went on, Renoir’s style became a little grander, and he began to explore a wider range of subject matter, including mythological subjects. He still painted lovely women, but his preferences in models changed to reflect more mature, “fleshier” women, and his handling of the imagery represented in his paintings began to take on a softer, suppler approach.

Pierre Auguste Renoir spent his final years in the south of France; the warmth of the region bringing a degree of relief to his suffering with rheumatism. But he painted right up until the end. Renoir’s works remain a source of beauty, appreciation and critical acclaim in the art world today.

92 × 73 cm
46 × 55 cm
120 × 94 cm
12.87 × 16.5 inches
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