Auguste Renoir was born on this day in 1841. He began his artistic career as a porcelain painter; however, his ambitions to become a professional artist prompted him to seek other instruction. He began copying paintings at the Musée du Louvre in 1860 and eventually entered the studio of the academic artist Charles Gleyre, where he met Claude Monet, Frédéric Bazille, and Alfred Sisley.
Auguste Renoir (French, 1841–1919) | The Daughters of Catulle Mendès, Huguette (1871–1964), Claudine (1876–1937), and Helyonne (1879–1955) | 1888 http://met.org/1T7Msjy
Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Girl with a Fan | Oil on canvas | 1881
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