Auguste Renoir

Girl with a Watering Can - 1876

Washington, National Gallery of Art

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

1841 Born in Limoges, the son of a tailor, the sixth of seven children.

1844 The family moves to Paris.

1854 Renoir is apprenticed to a porcelain painter.

1861 Studies at the studio of Charles Gleyre — meets Monet, Sisley and Bazille.

1862 Admitted to the École des Beaux-Arts.

1864 Shares a flat in the Batignolles area of northern Paris with Bazille.

1869 Works with Monet at La Grenouillère, a popular bathing place near Bougival just outside Paris. Their collaboration is a milestone in the creation of Impressionism.

1870 After France’s declaration of war on Prussia, Renoir is drafted into the cavalry.

1871 After contracting dysentery he is demobilised in March.

1873 Exhibits at the Salon des Refusés.

1874 Renoir plays a central role in the organisation of the first group exhibition of the Société Anonyme Co-opérative d’ Artistes-Peintres, Sculpteurs etc.

1876 Shows 15 paintings at the Second Impressionist Exhibition.

1877 Shows 21 paintings at the Third Impressionist Exhibition.

1879 Refuses to take part in the Fourth Impressionist Exhibition.

1880 Stays on the Île de Chatou, working on The Boating Party.

1881 Travels to Algeria. Whistler visits him at Chatou. Makes an extended tour of Italy.

1882 Visits Wagner in Palermo. Returns to France working with Cézanne at L’Estaque.

1885 Renoir’s first son, Pierre is born to Aline Charigot, his long-term companion.

1886 Exhibits eight paintings at Les XX in Brussels and 38 paintings at a New York exhibition organised by Durand-Ruel.

1890 Marries Aline Charigot.

1892 Visits Madrid and Seville.

1894 On the death of Gustave Caillebotte, Renoir is named as his executor. Jean Renoir is born in Paris.

1898 Sells a Degas painting, a gift from Caillebotte’s collection. This leads to a quarrel with Degas.

1900 Awarded the Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur.

1904 One room in the Salon d’Automne is devoted to Renoir.

1907 Settles in Cagnes in the south of France. Suffers from severe rheumatism.

1919 Made a Commandeur de la Légion d’Honneur. Dies at Cagnes.



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Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Selected Works

1866 Cabaret of Mère Antony, Stockholm, Nationalmuseum

1867 Diana, Washington DC , National Gallery of Art

1867 The Pont des Arts, Pasadena, Norton Simon Museum

1867 Bazille at his Easel, Paris, Musée d’Orsay

1867 Lise with a Parasol, Essen, Folkwang Museum

1868 The Engaged Couple (Mr & Mrs Alfred Sisley), Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz Museum

1869 La Grenouillère, Stockholm, Nationalmuseum

1870 A Woman of Algiers, Washington DC , National Gallery of Art

1872 Road at Louveciennes, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art

1873 Monet Painting in his Garden, Hartford, Connecticut, Wadsworth Atheneum

1873 Riding in the Bois de Boulogne, Hamburg, Kunsthalle

1874 La Loge, London, Courtauld Institute Galleries

1875 Nude in Sunlight, Paris, Musée d’Orsay

1876 The Ball at the Moulin de la Galette, Paris, Musée d’Orsay

1876 The Swing, Paris, Musée d’Orsay

1876 After the Bath, Vienna, Belvedere

1877 La Première Sortie (At the Theatre), London, National Gallery

1878 Madame Charpentier and her Children, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art

1879 Jugglers at the Circus Fernando, Chicago, Art Institute

1879 After the Luncheon, Frankfurt, Städelsches Kunstinstitut

1880 Boating on the Seine, London, National Gallery

1881 Two Sisters (On the Terrace), Chicago, Art Institute

1881 The Luncheon of the Boating Party, Washington DC, Phillips Collection

1881 Arab Festival, Paris, Musée d’Orsay

1882 Portrait of Richard Wagner, Paris, Musée d’Orsay

1883 Dance at Bougival, Boston, Museum of Fine Arts

1884 Children’s Afternoon at Wargemont, Berlin, Staatliche Museen

1886 The Umbrellas, London, National Gallery

1887 Bathers, Philadelphia Museum of Art

1888 Washerwomen, Baltimore Museum of Art

1889 Portrait of Mme de Bonnières, Paris, Musée du Petit Palais

c1892 The Outskirts of Pont-Aven, London, Courtauld Institute Galleries

1892 Young Girls at the Piano, Paris, Musée d’Orsay

1895 Gabrielle and Jean, Paris, Musée de l’Orangerie

1897 Woman Playing a Guitar , Lyon, Musée des Beaux-Arts

1904 Portrait of Misia Sert, London, National Gallery

1908 Portrait of Ambroise Vollard, London, Courtauld Institute Galleries

c1915 The Farm at Les Collettes, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Musée Renoir

1919 Bathers, Paris, Musée du Louvre

Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Featured Paintings

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