Pierre-Auguste Renoir

1841 - 1919

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French: [pjɛʁ oɡyst ʁənwaʁ]; 25 February 1841 – 3 December 1919) was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. As a celebrator of beauty and especially feminine sensuality, it has been said that "Renoir is the final representative of a tradition which runs directly from Rubens to Watteau." He was the father of actor Pierre Renoir (1885–1952), filmmaker Jean Renoir (1894–1979) and ceramic artist Claude Renoir (1901–1969). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pierre-Auguste Renoir has received more than 3,550,100 page views. His biography is available in 94 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 89 in 2019). Pierre-Auguste Renoir is the 35th most popular painter (up from 41st in 2019), the 77th most popular biography from France (up from 91st in 2019) and the 10th most popular French Painter.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir is most famous for his paintings of people.

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Among painters, Pierre-Auguste Renoir ranks 35 out of 2,023Before him are Hieronymus Bosch, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Jan van Eyck, Edgar Degas, Marc Chagall, and Jacques-Louis David. After him are Giotto, Joan Miró, René Magritte, Masaccio, Gustave Courbet, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

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Among people born in 1841, Pierre-Auguste Renoir ranks 2Before him is Antonín Dvořák. After him are Gustave Le Bon, Edward VII, Berthe Morisot, Georges Clemenceau, Otto Wagner, Itō Hirobumi, Henry Morton Stanley, Frédéric Bazille, Henri Fayol, and Emil Theodor Kocher. Among people deceased in 1919, Pierre-Auguste Renoir ranks 2Before him is Rosa Luxemburg. After him are Theodore Roosevelt, Ernst Haeckel, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Gojong of Korea, Emil Fischer, Karl Liebknecht, Emiliano Zapata, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Carl Larsson, and John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh.

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In France

Among people born in France, Pierre-Auguste Renoir ranks 77 out of 6,770Before him are Pierre de Fermat (1601), Edgar Degas (1834), Charles X of France (1757), Maximilien Robespierre (1758), Jacques-Louis David (1748), and William the Conqueror (1028). After him are Louis the Pious (778), Henry III of France (1551), Madame du Barry (1743), Louis Braille (1809), Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744), and Louis XVII of France (1785).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Pierre-Auguste Renoir ranks 10Before him are Paul Gauguin (1848), Eugène Delacroix (1798), Édouard Manet (1832), Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780), Edgar Degas (1834), and Jacques-Louis David (1748). After him are Gustave Courbet (1819), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864), Nicolas Poussin (1594), Georges Braque (1882), Jean-François Millet (1814), and Théodore Géricault (1791).