Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Also known as Pierre Auguste Renoir; Renoir, Auguste; Renoir, Pierre August; Renoir, Pierre-Auguste

Nationality: French

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

Biography:
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

ItemRealized
PROPERTY FROM THE LUCIEN ABRAMS COLLECTION  PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR (French, 1841-1919) Le Bouquet, 1910 Oil on canvas
PROPERTY FROM THE LUCIEN ABRAMS COLLECTIONPIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR (French, 1841-1919)Le Bouquet, 1910Oil on canvas...
Lot 64032
Auction 5069
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
$657,250.00
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
$545,000.00
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
$482,500.00
PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR (French, 1841-1919) Le Port de Saint-Tropez Oil on canvas 6-3/4 x 10-1/2 inches (17.1 x 26.7 cm...
PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR (French, 1841-1919)Le Port de Saint-TropezOil on canvas6-3/4 x 10-1/2 inches (17.1 x 26.7 cm... (Total: 2 Items)
Lot 64100
Auction 5096
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
$242,500.00
PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR (French, 1841-1919) Le Port de Saint-Tropez Oil on canvas 6-3/4 x 10-1/2 inches (17.1 x 26.7 cm...
PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR (French, 1841-1919)Le Port de Saint-TropezOil on canvas6-3/4 x 10-1/2 inches (17.1 x 26.7 cm... (Total: 2 Items)
Lot 63046
Auction 5142
Friday, November 8, 2013
$173,000.00

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ItemCurrent Bid
After Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919) Le chapeau épinglé, 1984 Ething, second state 4-5/8 x 3-1/...
After Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919)Le chapeau épinglé, 1984Ething, second state4-5/8 x 3-1/4 inches (1...
Lot 62160
Auction 5285
Monday, June 12, 2017
$300.00
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919) Baigneuse, circa 1910 Etching 6-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches (16.5 x 11.4 cm) (image)
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919)Baigneuse, circa 1910Etching6-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches (16.5 x 11.4 cm) (image)...
Lot 62157
Auction 5285
Monday, June 12, 2017
$250.00
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919) Femme couchée (Tournée à gauche), 1906 Etching, second st...
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919)Femme couchée (Tournée à gauche), 1906Etching, second state (of 2)5-1/2 x...
Lot 62158
Auction 5285
Monday, June 12, 2017
$150.00
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After Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French) Sur la Plage Etching 4-1/2 x 3 inches (11.4 x 7.6 cm) (image)
After Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French)Sur la PlageEtching4-1/2 x 3 inches (11.4 x 7.6 cm) (image)...
Lot 62156
Auction 5285
Monday, June 12, 2017
$1.00
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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
Saturday, June 10, 2017
$2,000.00
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