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Artist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Dates: 1841 - 1919
Nationality: French
Style: Impressionism

Pierre-Auguste Renoir was a French painter who painted about 6000 pictures during the 60 years he worked as an artist. When he was 4 years old his family moved to Paris where he lived in an apartment in the Louvre which was then a royal palace, but now is a great art museum.

Renoir began as a singer but decided to be a painter when he was 13.

Later he met Edgar Degas and Edouard Manet and became one of the first 'Impressionists'. His work was light and lively showing scenes of daily Paris life with people socialising and enjoying life.

Here are three paintings by this great French painter.

Luncheon of the Boating Party
Two Sisters on the Terrace
The Umbrellas
Luncheon of the Boating Party
Date Painted: 1881
Size: 129.5 x 172.7cm
Materials: Oil on Canvas
Current Location: Phillips Collection, Washington
Two Sisters (on the terrace)
(La Chanson du Chien)

Date Painted: 1881
Size: 100 x 80 cm
Materials: Oil on Canvas
Current Location: Art Institute of Chicago, Mr & Mrs Lewis L. Coburn Memorial Collection
The Umbrellas
Date Painted: 1881 - 6
Materials: Oil on Canvas
Size: 180 x 114cm
Current Location: National Gallery of London


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