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Today in Art History: Happy Birthday Pierre-Auguste Renoir!

 In Art Puzzles & Trivia, Artist Birthdays, Artists & Special Collections, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Video

“Why shouldn’t art be pretty?
There are enough unpleasant things in the world.”
—PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR (Feb. 25, 1841 – Dec. 3, 1919)

On this day in 1841, a leading figure of the Impressionist movement was born – Pierre-Auguste Renoir. The French painter’s works are some of the most popular, well-recognized and frequently reproduced images in the history of art.

Le Moulin de la Galette, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Park West Gallery

“Le Moulin de la Galette” (1876) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Musée d’Orsay (Paris)

Join Park West Gallery in celebrating Renoir’s 170th birthday!


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