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Pierre-Auguste Renoir
February 25

Brilliant colors, lines, and the voluptuous nude. French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, born on this day in 1841, is perhaps best known for his Impressionist paintings that combined these essential elements of life. His works, such as the 1876 Le Moulin de la Galette that captures the spirit of a French cafe, are visual feasts of life. A prolific painter of over 6000 works, Renoir was ravaged with arthritis during the last twenty years of his life. He struggled to continue painting the themes that filled his works... but with a brush strapped to the stiffened hands of a once great master.


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