Pierre Auguste Renoir
was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. As a celebrator of beauty, and especially feminine sensuality, it has been said that "Pierre Auguste Renoir is the final representative of a tradition which runs directly from Rubens to Watteau".
- Pierre Auguste Renoir - French Impressionist Painter 1841-1919
About Pierre Auguste Renoir: The French Artist, Pierre Auguste Renoir was born in Limoges, France, the child of a working class family. Pierre Auguste Renoir Paintings are notable for their vibrant light and saturated color, most often focusing on people in intimate and candid compositions. One of his best known Paintings is Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette. Auguste Renoir paintings have sold for more than $70 million. Bal au moulin de la Galette, Montmartre sold for $78.1 million in 1990.