Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Homeschool Art Lesson Resources

June 4, 2009

Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Homeschool Art Lesson Resources

Biography I
Pierre Auguste Renoir was born on February 25, 1841 in Limoges, France. He was the sixth of seven children born to Léonard Renoir and Marguerite Merlet. Pierre’s first experience with painting came in 1854 when he took his first job working in a porcelain factory painting designs on fine china. His talent for painting would have assured him a career as a porcelain painter, but the company went out of business four years later. During these years he enjoyed visiting the Louvre to see the works of the French masters.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir biography continued on MakingArtFun.com – Creative Resources for Elementary Art Education

Biography II
Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born on 25 February 1841 in Limoges. He was the sixth child of Léonard Renoir (1799-1874) and Marguerite Merlet (1807-1896). In 1844 Renoir and his family moved to Paris where Léonard Renoir earned his living as a tailor. In 1854 Renoir left school and begin his apprenticeship as a porcelain painter at the firm of Lévy frères. His precocious talent for painting would assure his career as a porcelain painter but the firm went bankrupt in 1858. After that Renoir dabbled in a number of different jobs but it seems that he may have decided to become a full-time painter around this date.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir biography continued on RenoirGallery.com


Renoir Museum Tour
Take a virtual tour of Renoir’s art. The Renoir Gallery offers a nice collection of works, including “Girl with Watering Can” and “Young Girl Combing Her Hair.”

Visit Renoir’s Paintings on RenoirGallery.com

Pierre-Auguste Renoir Study Guide Worksheet
After you have read the biography, you can follow it up with a 7 question free printable worksheet. Questions include, “What is the origin of the term “Impressionism”?” and “What was his motive for painting A Girl With a Watering Can?

Pierre-Auguste Renoir Study Guide from GardenofPraise.com – Educational Resources for Kids

Pierre-Auguste Renoir Word Search Worksheet
Print a Pierre-Auguste Renoir word search worksheet. It’s a great opportunity to review the most important things about Renoir’s life and work.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir Word Search Worksheet from MakingArtFun.com

Renoir Coloring Page
Print this coloring page of Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party painted in 1881, and grab the crayons. This is a great way to get connected with the works of this great artist. You might even fire up a YouTube video of an impressionist composer (same artistic period) like Debussy or Ravel and let them listen as your kids color.

Renoir Coloring Page from EduPics.com

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