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  1. 1841
    1. Feb 25
      France
      • Pierre-Auguste Renoir is born in Limoges, France, on February 25.

  2. 1844
    1. Paris
      • Moves with his family to Paris.

  3. 1854
    1.  
      • Apprenticed to a porcelain painter.

  4. 1861
    1.  
      • Enrolls as a student of the painter Charles Gleyre; in Gleyre's studio he befriends Frédéric Bazille, Alfred Sisley, and Claude Monet.

  5. 1864
    1. Paris
      • Exhibits at the Salon, the official art exhibition of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, for the first time.

  6. 1874
    1.  
      • Assists in the organization of the first Impressionist exhibition, where he shows seven paintings.

  7. 1881
    1. Algeria &
      Italy
      • Travels to Algeria and Italy.

  8. 1885
    1. Mar 21
      • Pierre, Renoir's first son with Aline Charigot, is born on March 21.

  9. 1890
    1. Apr 14
      • Marries Aline Charigot on April 14.

  10. 1894
    1. Sep 15
      • Renoir's son Jean is born on September 15; Gabrielle Renard joins the household as Jean's nanny.

  11. 1895
    1. Mar 2
      • Painter Berthe Morisot dies on March 2; Renoir becomes the guardian of her daughter Julie Manet.

    2. Autumn
      • Travels to London and the Netherlands in the autumn.

  12. 1898
    1.  
      • Suffers his first bout of rheumatoid arthritis.

  13. 1901
    1. Aug 4
      • Renoir's son Claude ("Coco") is born on August 4.

  14. 1902
    1.  
      • Meets Aristide Maillol, probably for the first time.

  15. 1903
    1. France
      • Stays for the first time in Cagnes-sur-Mer.

  16. 1904
    1. Oct
      Paris
      • The Salon d'Automne in Paris mounts an exhibition devoted to Paul Cézanne and Renoir in October.

  17. 1906
    1. Jan
      France
      • Painters Maurice Denis and Ker-Xavier Roussel visit Renoir in Cagnes-sur-Mer in January.

  18. 1907
    1. Jun 28
      France
      • Purchases the estate of Les Collettes just outside Cagnes-sur-Mer on June 28.

  19. 1908
    1. Nov
      France
      • Moves with his family into the newly constructed villa at Les Collettes in November.

    2. Nov-Dec
      New York
      • Dealer Paul Durand-Ruel shows forty-three paintings by Renoir in New York from November to December.

  20. 1910
    1. Apr-Oct
      Venice
      • Thirty-seven works by Renoir are shown at the Venice Biennale from April to October.

    2. Summer
      Germany
      • Travels to Germany with his family in the summer.

  21. 1913
    1. Feb 17 -
      Mar 15
      New York
      • Five paintings by Renoir are shown at the groundbreaking Armory Show in New York from February 17 to March 15.

    2. Aug
      • Begins work with sculptor Richard Guino in August.

  22. 1914
    1. Aug
      France
      • World War I begins in August; Renoir's sons Pierre and Jean are mobilized.

  23. 1915
    1.  
      • Renoir's wife, Aline, dies after visiting Jean, who is hospitalized with a serious leg injury.

  24. 1916
    1.  
      • Pierre Bonnard visits Renoir.

  25. 1917
    1. Dec 31
      • Henri Matisse moves to Nice and visits Renoir for the first time on December 31.

  26. 1919
    1. Jul 29
      Paris
      • Dealer Paul Rosenberg writes to Pablo Picasso on July 29 to suggest a meeting between him and Renoir in Paris.

    2. Aug
      Paris
      • Visits Paris in August and has a private viewing at the Musée du Louvre.

    3. Dec 3
      France
      • Renoir dies at Les Collettes on December 3; he is later buried beside Aline at Essoyes.

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