Real-life mystery: stolen Renoir painting returns home to Baltimore Museum of Art

Real-life mystery: stolen Renoir painting returns home to Baltimore Museum of Art

March 28 (UPI) -- The stolen Pierre-Auguste Renoir painting, "On the Shore of the Seine," has been returned to the Baltimore Museum of Art.
Annie Martin

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.
By United Press International
Renoir, Monet paintings among art found in Salzburg apartment

Renoir, Monet paintings among art found in Salzburg apartment

SALZBURG, Austria, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Works by Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir were among the dozens of pieces of art possibly stolen by Nazis and found in an Austrian home, lawyers said.

German wants Nazi-looted artworks returned

MUNICH, Germany, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Cornelius Gurlitt, the German man whose 1,400 Nazi-plundered artworks were confiscated by customs, said he wants the paintings returned.
U.S. may press Germany on Nazi loot discovery

U.S. may press Germany on Nazi loot discovery

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The State Department may press Germany to increase its cooperation with efforts to return Nazi-plundered artworks to their rightful owners, an official said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.
By United Press International

Auction of flea market Renoir canceled

BALTIMORE, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The auction of a rare painting found at a West Virginia flea market was canceled after it was learned the work was stolen in 1951, auction officials said.

Watercooler Stories

Possible Renoir found at flea market ... Pet monkey detained after biting woman ... Contractors break into wrong house twice ... Waves sink Chicago Red Bull Flugtag ... Watercooler stories from UPI.
Possible Renoir found at flea market

Possible Renoir found at flea market

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A woman at a Virginia flea market paid less than $60 for a box containing a painting that may be the work of French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

Barnes Foundation shows off new building

PHILADELPHIA, May 19 (UPI) -- The Barnes Foundation, one of the world's great modern art collections, celebrated its move to downtown Philadelphia with a gala party Friday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012.
By United Press International

Stolen Renoir painting recovered by police

MILAN, Italy, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Police say they have recovered a painting by Impressionist master Pierre-Auguste Renoir that was stolen more than 30 years ago in Italy.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 25, 2008.
By United Press International

London auction houses have weeklong sale

LONDON, June 19 (UPI) -- The sale of a Claude Monet painting at Christie's Auction house in London kicked off a week of huge sales on London's art market.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007.
By United Press International
Page 1 of 2
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
A visitor walks between the "Yvonne And Christine Lerolle at The Piano" (C1897-1898) at left and "Young Girls At The Piano," (1892), both painted by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, on display at one of the galleries of the Orangerie Museum in Paris, on May 2, 2006. The famed museum reopened its doors to the public after it was closed in 2000 to undergo major renovation work. (UPI Photo/Eco Clement)

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French pronunciation: ; 25 February 1841 – 3 December 1919) was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. As a celebrator of beauty, and especially feminine sensuality, it has been said that "Renoir is the final representative of a tradition which runs directly from Rubens to Watteau."

Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born in Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France, the child of a working class family. As a boy, he worked in a porcelain factory where his drawing talents led to him being chosen to paint designs on fine china. He also painted hangings for overseas missionaries and decorations on fans before he enrolled in art school. During those early years, he often visited the Louvre to study the French master painters.

In 1862, he began studying art under Charles Gleyre in Paris. There he met Alfred Sisley, Frédéric Bazille, and Claude Monet. At times during the 1860s, he did not have enough money to buy paint. Although Renoir first started exhibiting paintings at the Paris Salon in 1864, recognition did not come for another ten years, due, in part, to the turmoil of the Franco-Prussian War.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Pierre-Auguste Renoir."
Most Popular
Source: Ferguson cop beaten before shooting
Nick Cannon confirms split from Mariah Carey
South Carolina woman allegedly beats 64-year-old man for farting in her face
Gallery: Makeup artist uses her chin as canvas for perfect cartoon renderings
Birds lost their sweet tooth, hummingbirds got it back