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Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Victor Chocquet

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, commonly known as Renoir, was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. He was a celebrator of beauty and especially feminine sensuality.

Renoir’s paintings are notable for their light and color and the female nude was one of his primary subjects. A prolific artist, he created several thousand paintings. The warm sensuality of Renoir’s style made his paintings some of the most famous works in the history of art.

Some of Renoir’s masterpieces featured in the “Joy of Museums” include:




“The pain passes but the beauty remains.” Pierre-Auguste Renoir


Photo Credit 1) Pierre-Auguste Renoir [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons