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Pierre-Auguste Renoir


Impressionist painter whose best-known works included “The Swing” and “Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette.” He adored vibrant, saturated colours and often colored feminine nudes. He was influenced by colorism and realism. He worked well in his youngsters as an excellent china painter at a porcelain manufacturing plant. His art research began using the famed Charles Gleyre in 1862. He also arrived consuming Alfred Sisley, Claude Monet, and Frédéric Bazille. He created crippling arthritis in his old age but continuing to paint until his loss of life. He was greatest kept in mind for his pictures of ladies and of Parisian Bell Epoque culture. He fathered three sons: acting professional Pierre Renoir, filmmaker Jean Renoir, and ceramic designer Claude Renoir. His grandson, Claude Renoir, also became a filmmaker. He was a modern from the French Pointillist painter, Georges Seurat.

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Full Name Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Date Of Birth February 25, 1841
Died December 3, 1919, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France, January 29, 1899, Moret-sur-Loing
Place Of Birth Limoges, France
Profession Painter
Education École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts
Nationality French, British, English, French
Spouse Aline Charigot
Children Jean Renoir, Pierre Renoir, Lucienne Bisson, Claude Renoir, Jeanne Sisley, Pierre Sisley
Parents Leonard Renoir, Marguerite Merlet, William Sisley, Felicia Sell
Siblings Pierre-Henri Renoir, Edmund Renoir, Marie-Elisa Renoir
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1 His great-grandson Alexandre Renoir is his first (and so far his only) direct descendant to take up painting as a profession. Pierre-Auguste's children (and their descendants) had all went into the newest form of art in their time which was filmmaking.
2 He created a series of sculptures with the help of his assistant, Richard Guino (from 1913 to 1918). For more than 90 years after Renoir's death, his and Guino's descendants have been involved in a number of lengthy lawsuit battles in France and America over copyright infringement frauds and royalties over the creation and ownership of Renoir-Guino sculptures.
3 Great-grand-father of actress Sophie Renoir.
4 Grand-father of cinematographer Claude Renoir.
5 Father of director Jean Renoir, actor Pierre Renoir, and Claude Renoir.



Le vernis craque 2011 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Escalier C 1985 special thanks: for "La petite fille



Those of Our Land 1915 Documentary

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Jean Renoir: Part One - From La Belle Époque to World War II 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
Dieu a choisi Paris 1969 Himself
Days of Our Years 1950 Documentary Himself
Paris 1900 1947 Documentary Himself

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