Pierre Auguste Renoir

Pierre Auguste RenoirPierre-Auguste Renoir is a French artist born in 1841 in Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France. He has had the honor of having his work displayed at the Odon Wagner Gallery. He is known for being one of the leaders that created the Impressionist style of artwork. He is also celebrated for his magnificent masterpieces that depicted feminine sensuality and beauty.

The artist was born on February 25th, 1841 in France and died on December 3, 1919, at age 78 in Cagnes-sur-Mer, Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur, France. He is well known for his paintings created in 1876 by the name of Bal du Moulin de la Galette, in 1880 for his painting Luncheon of the Boating Party, and in 1910 for the painting Nude. Renoir’s style of painting used was mainly focused on people using vibrant light as well as saturated color. He did have artists that he gave him his admiration of painting and the desire to paint including Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Gustave Courbet, Camille Corot, and Eugene Declacroix.

A few of his most famous paintings include in 1868, Portrait of Alfred Sisley; in 1866, Lise Sewing (at the Dallas Museum of Art); in 1873 Claude Monet Painting in His Garden at Argenteuil, (Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut); and in 1876, A Girl with a Watering Can, on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, USA.

A few of his famous nude paintings include in 1867, Diana the Huntress on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, USA; Nude on display at the National Museum of Serbia, Belgrade; and in 1914 Seated Bather Drying her leg on display at the Musee de l’Orangerie, Paris. Renoir also created four self-portraits in in 1875, 1876, and two in 1910. Not all of his masterpieces are on display and are owned by private collectors the world over.