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Renoir, Pierre-Auguste
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(Feb 25, 1841, Limoges – Dec 3, 1919, Cagnes near Nice), French painter and sculptor. Renoir initially worked as a porcelain painter, but then studied to become a painter at Charles Gleyre’s studio in Paris and at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1862 to 1864. Under the influence of the school of Barbizon and Gustave Courbet, Renoir and his fellow students Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, and Frédéric Bazille turned to outdoor painting and to realistic subjects. Around 1869, in cooperation with Monet, Renoir developed Impressionism on the banks of the Seine (La Grenouil…

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Kitschen, Friederike, “Renoir, Pierre-Auguste”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024926>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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