Pierre-Auguste Renoir price record – Jacob Samuel – Biography

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919) An innovative artist, Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born on February 25, 1841, in Limoges, France. He started out as an apprentice to a porcelain painter and studied drawing in his free time. He was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Imperssionist 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.”

Renoir’s paintings are notable for their vibrant light and saturated colour, most often focusing on people in intimate and candid compositions. The female nude was one of his primary subjects. In characteristic Impressionist style, Renoir suggested the details of a scene through freely brushed touches of colour, so that his figures softly fuse with one another and their surroundings.

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Au Moulin de la Galette  (1876)

Size: 30 3/4 in x 44 7/8 in
Technique: Oil on Canavs
Hammer price: $71,000,000
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Dans les roses (Madame Leon Clapisoon) (1882)

Size: Oil/canvas, 39 1/4 in x 32 in
Technique: Oil on canvas
Hammer price: $21,000,000
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Baigneuse (1888)

Oil/canvas: 25 5/8 in x 21 1/2 in
Technique: Oil on canvas
Hammer price: $19,000,000
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Jeune fille au chat
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Size: 38 3/4 in x 32 1/4 in
Technique: Oil on canvas
Hammer price: $16,500,000
La tasse de chocolat (c.1878)

Size: 39 3/8 in x 31 7/8 in
Technique: Oil on canvas
Hammer price: $16,398,690
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