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date: 18 February 2020

Renoir, Pierre-Auguste (1841–1919) French painter and (late in his career) sculptor. 

Source:
A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art
Author(s):

Ian Chilvers,

John Glaves-Smith

He was one of the original *Impressionists and is now one of the best loved, for his characteristic subjects—pretty children, flowers, beautiful scenes, above all lovely women—have instant appeal, and he communicated the joy he took in them with great directness. Like several of the other Impressionists he endured great hardship early in his career, but from about ... ...

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