First Impressions: Pierre Auguste Renoir

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Harry N. Abrams, Sep 1, 1998 - Art - 92 pages
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One of a series for children which presents biographies of leading artists, this is a description of Renoir's personal struggles to overcome poverty, criticism and disability. It tells how he spent years experimenting until, just as he was finally achieving success, he was struck with arthritis, and how he continued to paint with a brush wedged between permanently twisted fingers, to produce some of the most luminous and ambitious paintings of his career.

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Readers learn in this pithy entry in the First Impressions series that one of today's most popular of the Impressionist painters was, in his lifetime, rejected from exhibitions and often struggled to ... Read full review


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Rayfield is an award-winning journalist and the author of several books on painting technique.

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