Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir

(1841–1919)

Examine Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s life from early childhood to struggling artist to successful painter. Renoir grew up in Paris, and by his teenage years, he spent hours in the Louvre copying paintings. 

Learn about how he was introduced to artist Claude Monet and helped start the Impressionist movement. His desire to break away from this group may have shaped the creation of Luncheon of the Boating Party.