A leader and founder of Impressionism, Pierre-Auguste Renoir became one of the most famous painters of the 20th century. His works primarily celebrated beauty with a focus on women as main subjects. Vibrant light, saturated color, and candid compositions set his works apart from other impressionist painters. Renoir was born in France to a tailor and a seamstress, giving him a humble origin. He attended catholic school as a child and became an apprentice to a porcelain painter when he entered adulthood. After some time, he took free drawing classes before landing an opportunity to use imitation as a learning tool at the Louvre. He finally had formal training at an art school, combing all his experience and knowledge to become a master of Impressionism.
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