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Auguste Renoir
Original name: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Birth: Feb. 25, 1841
Departement de la Haute-Vienne
Limousin, France
Death: Dec. 3, 1919
Departement des Alpes-Maritimes
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Internationally famous French painter, printmaker, and sculptor - One of the founders and leading exponents of Impressionism. Renoir's paintings of women and landscapes were characterized by his brilliant use of vibrant colors and intricate compositions. He was born in Limoges, France to a poor Taylor, one of five sons. The family moved to Paris when he was four. At thirteen, Renoir was sent to work as an apprentice in a porcelain factory where he decorated china. Here his life's path became clear. He dreamed of being a full-fledged artist and was finally able to enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux, school of art. 1870, he saw service in the Franco-Prussian War. In 1903 crippling arthritis began. As it became more disabling, Renoir continued to work with brushes tied to his hands. His talented family was a point of happiness for him. His wife many years younger bore him three sons and was a dressmaker who posed for many of his work. His son Jean became a famous film director. In December 1919 he contracted pneumonia which resulted in a heart attack that took his life. He was interred in the village cemetery at Essoyes, France. He is known as the "happy painter". (bio by: Paul S.) 
Family links: 
  Aline Victorine Charigot Renoir (1854 - 1915)*
  Jean Renoir (1894 - 1979)*
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Essoyes Cimetière
Departement de l'Aube
Champagne-Ardenne, France
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Record added: Jan 08, 2000
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I love his style & artistic flair. One of my favorite artists of Impressionism.
- Sherry
 Added: Apr. 26, 2016
One of the best!
- J. Bruce Fox
 Added: Feb. 25, 2016

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