Artist Pierre Auguste Renoir - paintings, biography

  • Year of birth: February 25, 1841
  • Date of death: December 3, 1919
  • A country: France


Pierre Auguste Renoir, a famous painter and sculptor, was born in 1841 in the south of France, in a poor family with many children. From an early age, the boy showed amazing abilities in painting. Since childhood, he earned money for the family, painting chinaware, and in the evenings he attended art school.
In 1862, Renoir successfully passed the exams and entered the School of Fine Arts, where he met Basile, Claude Monet, Pissarro. All of them were passionate about the new trend - impressionism, however, the first successful artist who earned fame and considerable capital, creating paintings in this manner, was Renoir. Throughout his life, even when it was hard, he didn’t let the brush out of his hand. His work was interrupted only once, when in 1870 the artist was drafted into the army to participate in the Franco-Prussian campaign. Returning after the defeat of the French troops safe and sound, he set to work with the same zeal, creating an Anonymous Cooperative Partnership with like-minded friends and resuming both business and personal relationships with his beloved model Lisa Treo.
Having gained fame as a talented impressionist, Renoir entered a new stage in his life in the mid-1890s. His longtime mistress, Lisa Treo, is getting married and leaving the artist. He gradually loses interest in impressionism, increasingly returning in his works to the classics. It was during this period that the painter met the main love of his life - young seamstress Alina Sharigo. Having survived several emotional partings and reunions, the couple married in 1890, when the first son of Renoir and Alina was already 5 years old. These years of cloudless family happiness were the best period in the life of Renoir.
In 1897, due to complications after a broken arm, his health deteriorated sharply. The artist suffered from rheumatism, but, even when confined to a wheelchair, he continued to create new masterpieces. Henri Matisse, who regularly visited the paralyzed Renoir in his studio, once, could not help himself, asked him about the desirability of such hard work, accompanied by constant pain. "The pain passes, the beauty remains," was the answer. Renoir died in 1919 of pneumonia, until the last day he continued to work in his studio.

Paintings by Pierre Auguste Renoir

Portrait of Madame Charpentier with Children
Portrait of Actress Jeanne Samary, 1878
In the garden. Under the trees of Moulin de la Galette
Ball in Moulin de la Galette
Picking flowers
Girls in black
Portrait of Actress Jeanne Samary, 1877
Dance in Bougival
On the terrace
Girl with a watering can

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