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Pierre-Auguste Renoir

The son of a tailor, Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) studied with Monet at the classical Ècole des Beaux-Arts. As an Impressionist, he painted human figures enjoying modern pastimes in light-filled gardens, outdoor restaurants, and cafes. Soft brushstrokes and luminous color characterize his work. "For me a picture should be a pleasant thing, joyful and pretty - yes pretty!" he said. Later in life, he favored the more conservative subjects, solid figures, and centered compositions of earlier, academic art. Like fellow artists Monet and Cassatt, he wondered if the Impressionists' views of a fleeting moment in modern life would interest future generations.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Bathing Woman

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir 
Bathing Woman

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Woman Playing a Guitar, 1896-97

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir
French, 1841-1919
Woman Playing a Guitar, 1896-97

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, A Girl with a Watering Can, 1876

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir
A Girl with a Watering Can, 1876

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Pont Neuf, Paris 1872

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Pont Neuf, Paris 1872

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Oarsmen at Chatou, 1879

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Oarsmen at Chatou, 1879

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Madame Monet and Her Son, 1874

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir 
Madame Monet and Her Son, 1874

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Child with Brown Hair, 1887/1888

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir 
Child with Brown Hair, 1887/1888

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet, 1872

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Claude Monet, 1872

Pierre-Auguste Renoir,Young Girl Reading, c. 1888

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir 
Young Girl Reading, c. 1888

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Young Spanish Woman with a Guitar, 1898

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir 
Young Spanish Woman with a Guitar, 1898

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Jeanne Samary, 1878

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Jeanne Samary, 1878

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Woman with a Cat, c. 1875

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Woman with a Cat, c. 1875

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