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Pierre-Auguste Renoir    (French, 1841-1919)

 Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Portrait de Femme (Paintings) h: 51.4 x w: 41.3 cm / h: 20.2 x w: 16.3 in
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Portrait de Femme 1912

1841 Born: in Limoges, France
1854 Began apprenticeship as a porcelain painter at Levy frères
1860 Gained permission to copy in the Louvre
1861 Attended the studio of Swiss teacher Marc-Gabriel-Charles Gleye
1862 Enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, in the studio of Charles Gleyre, where he met artists such as Claude Monet, Alfred Sisely, and Jean Frederic Bazille
1866 - 1867 Rejected by the Salons
1869 Renoir and Monet worked together to produce landscape paintings in the Impressionist style
1870 - 1877 Began to exhibit with a group of Impressionists and experienced a period of heavy criticism followed by successful participation in the official Salons
1878 Accepted to the Salon and shows four works there in 1879
1880 Concentrated on painting the female figure and became widely known for his paintings of voluptuous nudes adorned with jewels and trinkets
1912 Enjoyed tremendous success as a ranking officer of the Legion of Honor and widely sold painter; exhibited in four solo shows and seven group shows in this year alone
1919 Died: in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France

2010 - 2011 Passion for Renoir. The Collection of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain (solo)
Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA;National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia; The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
2010 Renoir - Tradition and Innovation - NMAO National Museum of Art Osaka, Osaka, Japan; The National Art Center Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Late Renoir, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA (solo); Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Masterpieces from the Pola Museum of Art: Impressionists and Ecole de Paris, The Pola Museum of Art, in Sengokuhara, Japan
2009 - 2010 Renoir au XXe siècle, Galeries nationales, Grand Palais, Paris, France (solo)
2008 Renoir as Printmaker, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA (solo)
2007 - 2008 Renoir Landscapes, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; National Gallery of Canada - Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Ottawa, ON (solo)
2007 Renoir Landscapes 1865-1883, The National Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2003 Journey Through Impressionism, Contessa Gallery, Cleveland, OH (solo)
2001 Renoir: From Outsider to Old Master, 1870-1892, Bridgestone Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
1998 Renoir's Portraits, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX (solo)
1997 Renoir Portraits: Impressions of an Age, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (solo)
Renoir's Portraits: Impressions of an Age, National Gallery of Canada - Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Ottawa, ON (solo)
1985 Renoir, MFA - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA (solo)
Renoir, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, France (solo)
Renoir, Hayward Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1975 Auguste Renoir, Graphic Work, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI (solo)
1973 Paintings by Renoir, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (solo)
1883 Durand-Ruel Gallery, Paris, France (solo)
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