Pierre-Auguste Renoir

A leading Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste Renoir was one of the most famous artists of the early twentieth century.

An innovative artist, Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born on February 25, 1841, in Limoges, France. He started out as an apprentice to a porcelain painter and studied drawing in his free time. After years as a struggling painter, Renoir helped launch an artistic movement called Impressionism in 1870s. He eventually became one of the most highly regarded artists of his time. He died in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France, in 1919.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

“The pain passes, but the beauty remains.”