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Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir was a French Impressionist painter whose eye for beauty made him one of the movement’s most popular practitioners. He is best known for his paintings of bustling Parisian modernity and leisure in the last three decades of the 19th century. Though celebrated as a colorist, Renoir started to explore Renaissance painting in the middle of his career, which led him to integrate more line and composition into his mature works and create some of his era’s most timeless canvases. (The Art Story)

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