Pierre-auguste renoir was born in limoges, haute-vienne, france, in 1841 his father, léonard renoir, was a tailor of modest means, so in 1844, renoir's family moved to paris in search of more favorable prospects the location of their home, in rue d’argenteuil in central paris, placed renoir in proximity to the louvre although the young renoir had a natural proclivity for drawing, he exhibited a greater talent for singing.
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 19 th century.
Pierre-auguste renoir, (born february 25, 1841, limoges, france—died december 3, 1919, cagnes), french painter originally associated with the impressionist movement his early works were typically impressionist snapshots of real life, full of sparkling colour and light.
An innovative artist, pierre-auguste renoir was born on february 25, 1841, in limoges, france he started out as an apprentice to a porcelain painter and studied drawing in his free time after years as a struggling painter, renoir helped launch an artistic movement called impressionism in 1870s.
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