About the artist
Pierre Auguste Renoir (25 February 1841 – 3 December 1919) was a French Impressionist painter who was a leading figure in the development of the movement. He was one of the most prolific and influential painters of the 19th century, and his works are characterised by their vibrant light and saturated colour. Renoir was born in Limoges, Haute-Vienne, and studied art in Paris. He was a close friend of Claude Monet and Alfred Sisley, and his works are often compared to those of the other Impressionists. Renoir was also a prolific sculptor, and his works are found in many public collections. He was married twice and had seven children, four of whom became painters.
Also associated with: Impressionism, Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, Limoges, Haute-Vienne, Paris, Sculpture, Vibrant Light, Saturated Colour.