Pierre-Auguste Renoir  

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"Having assimilated this new influence Renoir added it to his own store of knowledge, and four years later painted his greatest picture, Le Petit Peintre. After this there was little more to be done in Renoir’s style unless he extended his vision to greater surfaces. This he has not done. But he has added other masterpieces to the ones already mentioned. His Ode aux Fleurs (d’après Anacréon), the two decorative Panneaux of the tambourine player and the dancer, Coco et les Deux Servantes, La Rose dans les Cheveux and La Femme au Miroir are all worthy of a place beside the greatest pictures of all time."--Modern Painting: Its Tendency and Meaning (1915) by Willard Huntington Wright

A Clearing in the Woods (1865) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
A Clearing in the Woods (1865) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir (25 February 1841 – 3 December 1919) was a French painter working in the Impressionist style.

He was the father of filmmaker Jean Renoir (1894–1979).

He is known for such paintings as A Clearing in the Woods (1865), Bal du moulin de la Galette (1876), Luncheon of the Boating Party (1881) and The Bathers (1918–19).

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