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Renoir: the man, the painter, and his world.

Author: Lawrence Hanson
Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead [1968]
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The era of impressionism, that transformed the world of art at the end of the nineteenth century is described through the life of Auguste Renoir. Renoir served his apprenticeship as a decorator of porcelain in Paris. He painted portraits for a living until he won serious critical attention. Illness made his years an enduring battle against physical affliction.
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Named Person: Auguste Renoir; Auguste Renoir
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Hanson
OCLC Number: 442210
Description: xi, 332 pages illustrations 24 cm
Contents: The Renoirs --
Earning a living --
The rebel --
The painter appears --
Meeting Courbet --
Tradition or new era? --
The beginning of Impressionism --
War, commune, and after --
Montmartre and first exhibition --
Getting a foothold --
On his own --
Success and after --
Marriage and reappraisal --
Ma maniere aigre --
Struggle for a style --
Vollard --
Search for health --
Martyrdom and triumph.

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The era of impressionism, that transformed the world of art at the end of the nineteenth century is described through the life of Auguste Renoir. Renoir served his apprenticeship as a decorator of porcelain in Paris. He painted portraits for a living until he won serious critical attention. Illness made his years an enduring battle against physical affliction.

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