Pierre-Auguste Renoir

(French, 1841–1919)

gabrielle avec jean renoir et une petit fille by pierre-auguste renoir

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Gabrielle avec Jean Renoir et une petit fille, 1895

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Biography

Timeline

1841
Born in Limoges, France
1854
Began apprenticeship as a porcelain painter at Levy frères
1860
Gained permission to copy in the Louvre
1861
Attended the studio of Swiss teacher Marc-Gabriel-Charles Gleye
1862
Enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, in the studio of Charles Gleyre, where he met artists such as Claude Monet, Alfred Sisely, and Jean Frederic Bazille
1866 - 1867
Rejected by the Salons
1869
Renoir and Monet worked together to produce landscape paintings in the Impressionist style
1870 - 1877
Began to exhibit with a group of Impressionists and experienced a period of heavy criticism followed by successful participation in the official Salons
1878
Accepted to the Salon and shows four works there in 1879
1880
Concentrated on painting the female figure and became widely known for his paintings of voluptuous nudes adorned with jewels and trinkets

Exhibitions

2010 - 2011
Passion for Renoir. The Collection of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain (solo)
Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA;National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia; The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
2010
Renoir - Tradition and Innovation - NMAO National Museum of Art Osaka, Osaka, Japan; The National Art Center Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Late Renoir, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA (solo); Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Masterpieces from the Pola Museum of Art: Impressionists and Ecole de Paris, The Pola Museum of Art, in Sengokuhara, Japan
2009 - 2010
Renoir au XXe siècle, Galeries nationales, Grand Palais, Paris, France (solo)
2008
Renoir as Printmaker, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA (solo)
2007 - 2008
Renoir Landscapes, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; National Gallery of Canada - Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Ottawa, ON (solo)
2007
Renoir Landscapes 1865-1883, The National Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2003
Journey Through Impressionism, Contessa Gallery, Cleveland, OH (solo)
2001
Renoir: From Outsider to Old Master, 1870-1892, Bridgestone Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
1998
Renoir's Portraits, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX (solo)
1997
Renoir Portraits: Impressions of an Age, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (solo)
Renoir's Portraits: Impressions of an Age, National Gallery of Canada - Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Ottawa, ON (solo)

Public Collections

The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
Museum of Fine Arts - Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain (MAMCS), Strasbourg, France
Musée d´Orsay, Paris, France
Musée National de l´Orangerie, Paris, France
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, France
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, São Paulo, Brazil