Auguste Renoir was a French impressionist painter, mainly of women, children and landscapes. Born at Limoges in 1841 as the son of a tailor, he then moved to Paris at the age of four. There he became the apprentice to a painter of porcelain, and earned enough money to study art by painting blinds, murals and other items. He got into the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1862, where he met Monet, Bazille and Sisley with whom in later years they evolved the characteristic Impressionist idiom.
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