Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Definition

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) was a French impressionist painter. Capable of painting in many different styles, even in the same painting, Renoir was certainly prolific, creating over 6,000 paintings in a long career. He had a preference for nudes and children, but although the subjects varied over the years, he almost always presents a colourful and carefree view of the world.

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  • 1841 - 1919
    Life of the French impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
  • 25 Feb 1841
    Pierre-Auguste Renoir is born in Limoges, France.
  • 1854
    Pierre-Auguste Renoir is an apprentice and paints fine china in a porcelain factory.
  • 1864
    Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s 'La Esmeralda' is accepted by the Paris Salon.
  • 1865
    Frédéric Bazille and Pierre-Auguste Renoir share a studio in Paris.
  • 1869
    Renoir and Monet work together at La Grenouillère.
  • 1870
    Pierre-Auguste Renoir serves in a cavalry regiment during the Franco-Russian War but sees no action.
  • Apr 1874
    Pierre-Auguste Renoir participates in the First Impressionist Exhibition in Paris.
  • 1876
    Pierre-Auguste Renoir paints one of his most famous works, 'Dance at La Moulin de la Galette'.
  • 1881
    Pierre-Auguste Renoir visits Algiers and then Italy.
  • 1881
    Pierre-Auguste Renoir paints 'Luncheon of the Boating Party'.
  • Mar 1885
    Pierre Renoir, eldest son of Pierre-Auguste Renoir is born.
  • Dec 1888
    Pierre-Auguste Renoir experiences the first symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
  • 1889
    Pierre-Auguste Renoir paints with Paul Cézanne in the south of France.
  • Apr 1890
    Pierre-Auguste Renoir marries Aline Charigot.
  • Sep 1894
    Jean Renoir, second son of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, is born.
  • 1895
    Pierre-Auguste Renoir lives in Essoyes.
  • 1900
    Pierre-Auguste Renoir accepts the Légion d’Honneur.
  • 1901
    Claude (Coco) Renoir, third son of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, is born.
  • 1907
    Pierre-Auguste Renoir buy his house, Les Collets, in Cagnes-sur-Mer in southern France.
  • 1914
    Aline Charigot, wife of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, dies of a heart attack.
  • 3 Dec 1919
    Pierre-Auguste Renoir dies in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France.
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