178 years after his birth, the artwork of Renoir is still highly sought after, and his eye for beauty made him one of the most popular artists of the impressionist movement.

This year, on the birthday of the famous french artist Pierre Auguste Renoir, we celebrate by looking at 6 interesting facts you probably didn’t know about the great artist, along with his work available at Trinity House.

More widely known as Auguste Renoir, this Frenchman was the leading Impressionist-style painter of his day. He became very popular due to his eye for beauty, sense of feminine sensuality, use of sunny colours, and his painting techniques. Even though he needed assistants to put the brush in his hands when he aged, Renoir’s passion for painting continued toward the end of his life. Apart from being an Impressionist master, Pierre-Auguste Renoir is a shining example of how far grit and determination will take one who truly aspires to be an artist. His work went on to inspire the artists of the Fauvist and Cubist movements. Today, his warmly coloured but accurate impressions continue to inspire.

Discover 6 interesting things about Renoir that you didn’t know below.

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6 Things you didn’t know about Pierre Auguste Renoir

1. He was an extremely talented singer

3. He was a quick and prolific artist

5. He was forced to change his painting style at least twice

The first time was when the friendship and patronage of one Jules Le Coeur ended, which lost him the privilege of staying at the latter’s property near Fontainebleau. That had been one of Renoir’s favourite painting locations. The second time was when he developed rheumatoid arthritis. The arthritis ravaged his hands, creating deformities where there were previously none, and rendered his right shoulder joint stiff.

4. Renoir was once accused of being a spy

5. Renoir taught himself to paint

As a young man Renoir would often visit the Louvre, as it was situated near the porcelain factory which he once worked at. He taught himself to paint, by copying the great works of art that hung there. The Louvre eventually purchased one of Renoir’s paintings before he died.

6. His three sons went on to become artists

Work by Pierre Auguste Renoir at Trinity House

Esquisse de Paysage

Size: 5.75 x 10.25 inches (14.61 x 26.04 cm)

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