Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Nationality: French

Birth Place: Limoges (Haute-Vienne, Limousin, France)

Pierre-Auguste Renoir was a French impressionist painter who was born on February 25, 1841, and passed away on December 3, 1919, at the age of 78. As a youth, he worked in a porcelain factory painting designs on fine china. He frequently visited the Louvre to study the French masters. He enrolled in art school in 1864 where he met Claude Monet. The two would later explore the use of reflected colors to simulate shadows.

Renoir painted thousands of artworks, many of which are among the most recognized and reproduced paintings in art’s history. He regularly changed his art’s direction. During the latter part of his career, he split away from pure impressionism and incorporated more realism into his works. For the last 10 years of his life, he concentrated on nudes and domestic scenes.

The Barnes Foundation of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has 181 of Renoir’s paintings, which is the largest collection of his works in the world. Some of his most notable paintings are “Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette,” “Luncheon of the Boating Party,” “Two Sisters,” "The Theatre Box”and “Girls at the Piano."

During the last year of his life, he visited the Louvre to see his paintings displayed next to the French masters he had idolized in his youth. He died in the town of Cagnes-sur-Mer.


Pierre-Auguste Renoir Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
Lot 64032
Auction 5069
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR (French, 1841-1919) and RICHARD GUINO (French, 1890-1973) Grande Vénus victorieuse (Large V...
PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR (French, 1841-1919) and RICHARD GUINO (French, 1890-1973)Grande Vénus victorieuse (Large Venus Vic...
Lot 89115
Auction 5157
Thursday, September 19, 2013
PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR (French, 1841-1919) Gabrielle en Rouge, 1903 Oil on canvas 16 x 13 inches (40.6 x 33.0 cm) Sig
PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR (French, 1841-1919)Gabrielle en Rouge, 1903Oil on canvas16 x 13 inches (40.6 x 33.0 cm)Sig...
Lot 72042
Auction 5118
Thursday, November 15, 2012
After Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919) Le chapeau épinglé, 1984 Etching, second state 4-5/8 x 3-1...
After Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919)Le chapeau épinglé, 1984Etching, second state4-5/8 x 3-1/4 inches (...
Lot 66692
Auction 5325
Monday, September 25, 2017
After Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919) La Laveuse ou L'Eau Bronze with brown patina, posthumous cast 13 inch
After Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919)La Laveuse ou L'EauBronze with brown patina, posthumous cast13 inch...
Lot 61544
Auction 5285
Monday, June 12, 2017

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919) Le chapeau épinglé (La fille de Berthe Morisot et sa cousine), 1...
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919) Le chapeau épinglé (La fille de Berthe Morisot et sa cousine), 1894 Etching ... (1)

Auction 5339
Sunday, March 11, 2018

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