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 2,511,754 page views. His biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 88 in 2019). Pierre-Auguste Renoir is the 26th most popular painter (up from 27th in 2019), the 41st most popular biography from France (down from 40th in 2019) and the 5th 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 26 out of 1,428Before him are Gustav Klimt, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Donatello, Titian, El Greco, and Jan van Eyck. After him are Édouard Manet, Eugène Delacroix, Hieronymus Bosch, Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, and Edgar Degas.

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

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Among people born in France, Pierre-Auguste Renoir ranks 41 out of 5,234Before him are Alain Delon (1935), Denis Diderot (1713), Simone de Beauvoir (1908), Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807), Charles Baudelaire (1821), and Auguste Comte (1798). After him are Coco Chanel (1883), Édouard Manet (1832), Philip IV of France (1268), Eugène Delacroix (1798), Claude Debussy (1862), and Claudius (-10).

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Among painters born in France, Pierre-Auguste Renoir ranks 5Before him are Claude Monet (1840), Paul Gauguin (1848), Paul Cézanne (1839), and Henri Matisse (1869). After him are Édouard Manet (1832), Eugène Delacroix (1798), Edgar Degas (1834), Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780), Jacques-Louis David (1748), Gustave Courbet (1819), and Nicolas Poussin (1594).