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 Pierre Auguste Renoir  (1841 - 1919)

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Lived/Active: France      Known for: impressionist and post impressionist figure and landscape painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Pierre Renoir
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Birth
1841 (Limoges, France)
 
Death
1919 (Cagnes, France)

Lived/Active
France


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impressionist and post impressionist figure and landscape painting

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Renoir was born on February 25, 1841, in the small manufacturing town of Limoges. His family moved to Paris when he was four years old.  Gounod advised him to become a musician, but Renoir felt more compulsion toward the graphic arts.  At thirteen he joined a ceramic establishment where he painted flowers on porcelain. Later he supported himself by decorating fans.  In 1861 he joined the Gleyre atelier where Sisley, Monet and Bazille were also studying.  None of them was very (showing 500 of 9915 characters).



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