Pierre-Auguste Renoir
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French painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir created portraits, landscapes, and scenes of everyday life and helped found the Impressionist movement with Claude Monet. This biography discusses Renoir’s childhood, education, apprenticeship as a porcelain painter, use of color, rejection from and participation in the Salon, exhibitions, clients, travels to Algeria and Italy, family life, and struggles with rheumatism. Sidebars, a glossary, an index, and a phonetics section accompany easy-to-read text and full-color reproductions of Renoir’s artwork, including The Swing, Le Pont des Arts, Luncheon of the Boating Party, The Umbrellas, and Young Girls at the Piano.