Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Alexandre Renoir: A Family Tree of Artists

 If the last name of Renoir sounds familiar, it's probably because Alexandre Renoir (1974-) is the great grandson of the famous Impressionist artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir. 

As with his illustrious relative, Alexandre is drawn to Impressionism done with brightly-colored impasto and touches of Surrealism.

Alexandre comes by his career as an artist very naturally. He was born into a lineage of creatives as well as contemporary artists such as Jean Renoir, film director; Pierre Renoir, actor; Claude Renoir, photography director and many others who carry on the family name in artistic endeavors.

He was born in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France. His family moved to Canada when he was four years old. It was in Canada where he studied art. 

Now, he makes his home both in Canada and in his hometown in France, which was his great grandfather's retreat and final resting place. This may be the proof that "the apple never falls far from the tree."

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