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Pierre-Auguste Renoir Biography

Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born in Limoges and brought up in Paris, where his father, a tailor with a large family, settled in 1845. From the age of thirteen he worked as an apprentice painter, painting flowers on porcelain plates. This early apprenticeship left a certain trace on his art, which was always decorative in spite of its later realism. After machines for coloring ceramics had been introduced, he had to switch to decorating fans and screens. Having saved some money, in 1862 Renoir entered the Atelier Gleyre and there made friends with Monet, Sisley and Bazille; some time later he met Pissarro and Cézanne.

He first exhibited at the Salon in 1864; after that the jury rejected his works...

Pierre-Auguste Renoir 216 Most Important Paintings and Artworks

Pierre-Auguste Renoir Bibliography

Henri Perruchot. La vie de Renoir. Hachette. 1964.

Renoir. by M.Prokofyeva. Moscow. 1966.

French Paintings from the Hermitage, Leningrad. Aurora. Leningrad. 1975.

Painting of Europe. XIII-XX centuries. Encyclopedic Dictionary. Moscow. Iskusstvo. 1999.

Renoir, My Father (New York Review Books Classics) by Jean Renoir, Randolph Weaver (Translator), Dorothy Weaver (Translator), Robert L. Herbert (Introduction). New York Review of Books, 2001.

Renoir: A Master of Impressionism (The Impressionists) by Gerhard Gruitrooy. Todtri Productions Ltd, 1998.

Renoir: His Life, Art, and Letters by Barbara Ehrlich White. Harry N Abrams, 1988.

Nature's Workshop: Renoir's Writings on the Decorative Arts by Robert L. Herbert. Yale Univ Pr, 2000.

Renoir's Garden by Jacques Renoir, Derek Fell. Frances Lincoln, 2000.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir: LA Promenade by John House, Auguste Renoir. J. Paul Getty Trust Publications, 1998.

Renoir and Algeria by Roger Benjamin, David Prochaska. Yale University Press, 2003.

Renoir, Life, Art, and Letters by Barbara Ehrlich White. Harry N Abrams, 1988.