Pierre-Auguste RenoirPierre-Auguste Renoir is considered one of the most important French impressionist painters.

He started his career at the age of 13 when he began an apprenticeship as a porcelain painter. After the factory in which he worked successfully had to close, he earned his living by painting fans, awnings and coats of arms.

Between 1861 and 1864 he studied painting in the class of the Swiss painter Charles Gleyre. But very soon he looked for other artistic role models. While painting in the forest he met painters like Gustave Courbet and Díaz de la Peña, who encouraged him to always paint from life and the model.


He made friends with Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley and Frédéric Bazille and painted with them outdoors. He also spent a lot of time with Édouard Manet, whom he met in the 1870s, after the Franco-Prussian War.
In 1881, after a stay in Italy, Renoir began to orientate himself from scratch. He turned away from impressionism and towards classicism.


Full name: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Activities: painter

Style: impressionism, classicism

Birthday: February 25, 1841 - December 3, 1919

Place of birth: Limoges, Limousin, France

Parents: working class tailor and cutter

Made famous by: A well-known painting by Renoir from the 1870s shows the Monet family in the garden of their house in Argenteuil.

Works:


1864: "Flowers in Greenhouse", oil on canvas
1864: “Mademoiselle Romaine Lascaux”, oil on canvas, 81 × 65 cm
1867: “The painter Bazille at his easel”, oil on canvas, 105 × 73 cm
1867: "Diana as a huntress", oil on canvas, 197 × 132 cm
1867: “Lise with the parasol”, oil on canvas, 184 × 115 cm
1868: “The Circus Clown”, oil on canvas, 192 × 128 cm
1868: “In the summer”, oil on canvas, 85 × 59 cm
1868: “The Sisley couple”, oil on canvas, 105 × 75 cm
1869: “La Grenouillère”, oil on canvas, 66 × 86 cm
1870: “The Walk”, oil on canvas, 80 × 64 cm
1870: “Odalisque”, oil on canvas, 69 × 123 cm
1872: “Pont-Neuf”, oil on canvas, 74 × 93 cm
1872: “Madame Monet on the Divan”, oil on canvas, 54 × 73 cm
1873: “Claude Monet, painting in his garden at Argenteuil”, oil on canvas, 46 × 60 cm
1874: “Madame Monet and her son”, oil on canvas, 51 × 68 cm
1874: “Die Loge”, oil on canvas, 80 × 64 cm
1874: “Dancer”, oil on canvas, 142 × 93 cm
1874: “The Parisian Woman”, oil on canvas, 82 × 101 cm
1876: "After bathing", oil on canvas (glazed), 92.4 × 73.2 cm
1876: “The Swing”, oil on canvas, 92 × 73 cm
1876: “Bal au Moulin de la Galette”, oil on canvas, 131 × 175 cm
1876 - 1877: “The Excursion of the Conservatory”, oil on canvas, 187 × 117 cm
1878: “Jeanne Samary”, oil on canvas, 173 × 102 cm
1878: “Madame Charpentier and her children”, oil on canvas, 131 × 88 cm
1879: “The Wave”, oil on canvas, 64.8 × 99.2 cm
1879: “Rowers in Chatou”, oil on canvas, 81 × 100 cm
1880 - 1881: “The Rowers' Breakfast”, oil on canvas, 130 × 173 cm
1881: “The Doge's Palace in Venice”, oil on canvas, 54.5 × 65 cm
1881: “Le Grand Canal, Venise (Gondole)”, oil on canvas, 54 × 64.8 cm
1881: "Fruits of the South", oil on canvas, 51 × 68.5 cm
1881 - 1885: “The Umbrellas”, oil on canvas, 180 × 115 cm
1882: "Richard Wagner", oil on canvas, 53 × 46 cm
1882 - 1883: “Dance in the City”, oil on canvas, 180 × 90 cm
1882 - 1883: "Tanz auf dem Land", oil on canvas, 180 × 90 cm
1884: “Portrait of Paul Haviland”, oil on canvas, 57 × 43 cm
1884: “Afternoon of the Children in Wargemont”, oil on canvas
1885: “The child with a whip”, oil on canvas, 81 × 92 cm
1887: “The great bathers”, oil on canvas, 115 × 170 cm
1892: “Young girls at the piano”, oil on canvas, 116 × 90 cm
1900: “Jean Renoir, sewing”, oil on canvas, 55 × 46 cm
1908: “The Judgment of Paris”, oil on canvas, 81 × 100 cm
1910 - 1911: “Bathers, drying their legs”, oil on canvas, 84 × 65 cm
1910 - 1917: “Sitting girl”, black chalk
1918 - 1919: “Rest after the bath”, oil on canvas, 110 × 160 cm