Today in Art History: Happy Birthday Pierre-Auguste Renoir!
“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.
Join Park West Gallery in celebrating Renoir’s 170th birthday!
- Head over to the Park West Gallery Facebook page to share your thoughts on our question of the day.
- Don’t miss the videos below! In the first, you’ll see rare footage of the artist painting in his home. The second is a lovely montage of the artist’s most renowned paintings set to classical music.
- Learn more about Renoir at Park West Gallery Artist Biographies and see even more of his work in the Park West Gallery Fine Art Collection.