Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born in Limoges, France, in 1841.
A leading Impressionist painter was one of the most famous artists of the early twentieth century.
After years as a struggling painter, Renoir helped launch the artistic movement of Impressionism in 1870s. He eventually became one of the most highly regarded artists of his time.
He lived long enough to see one of his works bought by the Louvre in 1919. He died in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France, in 1919.