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 (rən-wär′), Jean 1894-1979.
French filmmaker who won acclaim for the artistry of films such as Grand Illusion (1937) and Rules of the Game (1939).


, Pierre Auguste 1841-1919.
French impressionist painter whose warm, luminous works include Child with Watering Can (1876) and Luncheon of the Boating Party (1881).


(ˈrɛnwɑː; French rənwar)
1. (Biography) Jean (ʒɑ̃). 1894–1979, French film director: his films include La grande illusion (1937), La règle du jeu (1939), and Diary of a Chambermaid (1945)
2. (Biography) his father, Pierre Auguste (pjɛr oɡyst). 1841–1919, French painter. One of the initiators of impressionism, he broke away from the movement with his later paintings, esp his many nude studies, which are more formal compositions


(ˈrɛn wɑr, rɛnˈwɑr)

1. Jean (zhä n), 1894–1979, French film director.
2. his father, Pierre Auguste, 1841–1919, French painter.
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They talked of the places they had been to in the summer, of studios, of the various schools; they mentioned names which were unfamiliar to Philip, Monet, Manet, Renoir, Pissarro, Degas.
Alexandre Renoir has been blessed with many gifts in his lifetime, including his genetic aptitude for painting magnificent artwork, a well-traveled life surrounded by art and artists, and, most recently, with a lovely wife, whom he married in Hawaii this month.
Each man introduces himself and then, in preparation to sit for dinner, finds his seat in a subtle choreography that allows Renoir to dolly around the principal characters without ever cutting.
The Renoir painting, which was completed by the French Impressionist in 1909, was the highlight.
The small Renoir piece became the subject of a dramatic legal dispute after a Virginia woman, Marcia ''Martha'' Fuqua, said she bought the painting at a flea market for $7.
Renoir House, located at 225 East 63rd Street, was constructed in 1962 mad its spacious apartments ate being renovated and upgraded with plank floors and stainless steel appliances.
Some 143 letters, photos, plasters, drawings and personal items that once belonged to Pierre-Auguste Renoir will be sold at auction on Thursday, despite protests from the Impressionist master's great-grandson.
In the summer of 1915, the 74-year-old Pierre Auguste Renoir (Michel Bouquet) is recently widowed and riddled with arthritis.
Soon Renoir junior has fallen under her spell, too, but the free-spirited young woman, who captivates both men, is unwilling to be dominated by either.
Another 12 percent said that they absolutely had no clue about Renoir.
Renoir, the son of a jobbing tailor in Limoges, was the only successful French working-class painter of his generation.
A Renoir plaque on the frame prompted the woman to have it analyzed and it is believed the painting was bought from a Paris gallery in 1926 and has now been rediscovered.