- The Careful Spontaneity of Pierre-Auguste Renoir [Chronology]
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir
(1841 - 1919)

1841 Born 25 February; Limoges, France
1854 Apprenticed to a firm of porcelain painters, Levy Freres et Compagnie
1860 Studies under Charles Gleyre, enrols at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts
1864 Exhibits at the Salon
1868 Shares a studio with Bazille
1869 Spends summer with Monet at Bougival on the Seine
1874 Exhibits with Impressionists
1876 Exhibits with Impressionists
1877 Exhibits with Impressionists
1877 Founding member of L’Impressionniste
1879 Chooses not to exhibit with the Impressionists, submits and is accepted by the Salon
1881 Three month tour of Italy
1882 Exhibits with Impressionists
1883 Establishes his reputation with a solo exhibition held at the Durand-Ruel Gallery in Paris
1883 Visits the English Channel island of Guernsey
1890 Marries Aline Charigot
1891 Invited by the French government to execute a painting for a new museum in Paris, the Musée du Luxembourg
1907 Purchases the estate of Les Collettes at Cagnes on the Mediterranean near Nice
1919 Dies 3 December at Cagnes

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