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Auguste Renoir

Limoges 1841 - Cagnes 1919

From 1861, Pierre Auguste Renoir took lessons at the studio of Gleyre, where he met Monet, Sisley and Bazille. In the 1860s Renoir painted in the woods of Fontainebleau. In was also in this period that Renoir painted his first life-size figures, inspired by the work of Courbet. From the mid-1870s, Renoir painted scenes from modern life, in the 1890s he developed a 'softer' painting style. His scenes with young women and children were very popular. In 1907, Renoir bought a small estate in the vicinity of Cagnes in Southern France.

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