1841 Birth at Limoges, February 25, of Pierre-Auguste Renoir. son of a small tailor. The family numbered seven children, two of whom died young.
1841 Birth of Frédéric Bazille and Berthe Morisot.
1845 The Renoirs move to Paris, settling in the Carrousel quarter.
1848 Birth of Gauguin.
1833 Birth of Van Gogh.
1854 Renoir begins his apprenticeship as a painter on porcelain.
1858 Seeing his profession threatened by newly Invented proceses of mechanical reproduction, he gives up painting on porcelain. To earn a living, he paints fans, then decorates blinds.
1862 Gives this up in turn, now that he has saved enough money to keep him going for a while. Follows courses at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, and enrolls in Gleyre's studio, where he meets Monet, Sisley and Bazille.
1863 The exhibition of Modern Painting at Martinet's and the first (and only) Salon des Refusés open the young men's eyes to Manet's painting. In the summer they work together out-of- doors at Chailly-en-Bière in the Forest of Fontainebleau.
Death of Delacroix.
1864 While painting in the Forest of Fontainebleau, Renoir makes the acquaintance of the Barbizon painter Diaz.
1866 A stay at Marlotte, near Fontainebleau, where he paints "The Inn of Mother Anthony." His entries are rejected at the Salon.
1867 His "Diana" is rejected at the Salon. Shares Bazille's studio.
1867 Death of Ingres. Birth of Bonnard.
1868 His "Lise" is accepted at the Salon.
1869 Renoir and Monet work together at Bougival, where they paint "La Grenouillère," a bathing spot on the Seine.
1870 His "Bather with a Dog" and an odalisque are accepted at theSalon. During the Franco-Prussian War, he serves at Bordeaux in a light cavalry regiment.
1870 "The Batignolles Studio" by Fantin-Latour.
Bazille killed in action.
1871 Renoir returns to Paris during the Commune.
1872 Studio in the Rue Notre-Dame-des-Champs. "Le Pont-Neuf."
1873 Meets Durand-Ruel. Studio in the Rue Saint-Georges. Paints with Monet at Argenteuil on the banks of the Seine.
1874 First Group Exhibition of the Impressionists. "Box at the Theater." Meets Caillebotte. Both Renoir and Monet paint "Sailboats at Argenteuil."
Death of his father.
1875 Auction-sale at the Hôtel Drouot with Monet, Sisley, Berthe Morisot. Meets Chocquet. "Les Grands Boulevards."
1875 Death of Corot.
1876 Second Group Exhibition of the Impressionists. Meets the publisher Charpentier. Two portraits of Chocquet, "Le Moulin de la Galette."
1877 Third Group Exhibition. "Portrait of Jeanne Samary."
1877 Death of Courbet.
1878 "Madame Charpentier and her Daughters."
1878 Duret publishes "Les peintres impressionnistes."
1879 Accepted at the Salon with his portraits of Jeanne Samary and Madame Charpentier, Renoir takes no part in the Fourth Group Exhibition. Meets the diplomat Paul Bérard, who invites him for the summer to his home at Wargemont, near Berneval on the Channel coast.
1880 Stays at Croissy, an island in the Seine near Bougival, at an inn run by "la mère Fournalse." where he begins , The Luncheon of the Boating Party," for which his wife-to-be, Aline Charigot, is one of the models.
1881 Travels to Algeria in the spring, and stays at Wargemont during the summer. Leaves for Italy in the autumn, visiting Venice, Florence, Rome, Naples, Pompeii.
1882 Palermo: "Portrait of Wagner." On the way back he visits Cézanne at L'Estaque, where he catches pneumonia. Convalesces at Algiers. Seventh Group Exhibition.
1883 One-man show in April, arranged by Durand-Ruel; Duret prefaces the catalogue. Summer in Guernsey. A trip with Monet in December from Marseilles to Genoa; they visit Cézanne at L'Estaque. Reads Cennino Cennini's treatise on painting. "The Umbrellas."
1883 Death of Manet.
1864 Breaks with Impressionism and reverts to line. Begins "Les Grandes Baigneuses." Summer trip to La Rochelle, where Corot had painted.
1885 Birth of his first son, Pierre. Summer stays at Wargemont, then at La Roche-Guyon with Cézanne. Autumn at Essoyes, in the Champagne country, his wife's home.
1886 Successful Impressionist Exhibition at New York, organized by Durand-Ruel.
1888 End of Renoir's Harsh Period. Stays with Cézanne at the Jas de Bouffan, then at Martigues in the winter. In December his face is partially paralyzed.
1889 Revisits Cézanne, then stays at Montbriand, near Aix.
1889 Paris World's Fair.
1890 Forgoing emphatic linework, Renoir adopts the freer, richer style that characterizes his Iridescent Period. Studio at 11, Boulevard de Clichy, Paris. Three-week stay in the summer with Berthe Morisot at Mézy.
1890 Death of Van Gogh.
1891 Trip In the winter to Tamaris, then to Lavandou. Short stay at Mézy in the summer.
1892 Trip to Spain with Gallimard. One-man show at Durand-Ruel's; sells his first picture to the State. Summer stays in Brittany, at Pont-Aven, Pornic, Noirmoutiers.
1893 Winter at Beaulieu. Summer at Pont-Avon, then at Benerville with the Gallimards.
1893 Opening of the Vollard Gallery, Paris.
1894 Death of Caillebotte. who leaves his collection of impressionist pictures to the State. But Renoir his executor. only succeeds in having a part of them accepted. Another summer stay with the Gallimards, then at Essoyes. Birth of his second son, Jean. Lives in an old house in Montmartre known an the Château den Brouillard. Studio in the Rue Tourlaque.
1895 Staying in the South of France, he returns to Paris at the news of Berthe Morisot's death. Summer in Brittany, at Pont-Avon, then at Tréboul on the Bay of Douarnenez. Also works at Louveciennes, near Paris.
1896 Death of his mother. His enthusiasm for Wainer wanes after a trip to Bayreuth. Lives in the Rue do La Rochefoucauld.
Exhibits at Durand-Ruel's.
1897 Summer at Berneval, then at Essoyes, where he break his arm.
1898 Stays at Berneval, then at Essoyes, where he buys a house.
First severe attack of arthritis in December.
1899 Winter at Cagnes, near Cannes. Rents a house at Saint-Cloud, near Paris, for the summer, then takes a cure at Aix-les-Bains.
1899 Death of Sisley.
1900 Winter at Magagnosc, near Grasse. Summer at Louveciennes and Essoyes. Takes part in the large scale art exhibition at the Paris World's Fair.
1901 Winter at Magagnosc. Birth of his third son, Claude, nicknamed Coco. Another course of treatment at Aix-les-Bains.
1902 Settles at Le Cannot, near Cannes.
1903 Winter at Le Cannot, then he moves back to Cagnes, living in the Malson de la Poste. Summer at Essoyes.
1903 Founding of the Salon d'Automne.
1904 Course of treatment at Bourbonne-les-Bains. Retrospective Exhibition of Renoir's work at the Salon d'Automne.
1905- 1909 His arthritis grows worse. Settles for good at Cagnes, where he buys a plot of ground known as "Lee Collettes" and builds a house. Visits Essoyes and Paris each summer.
1906 Death of Cézanne.
1910 His health taking a turn for the better, he makes a trip to Munich.
1912 Partially paralyzed and confined to a wheel chair, he paints with the brush strapped to his hand.
1914- 1915 His two sons Pierre and Jean are both badly wounded early in the war. Death of Madame Renoir.
1919 After summering at Essoyes, he visits the Louvre in his wheel chair, where he watches the hanging of his own "Portrait of Madame Charpentier" and sees Veronese's "Marriage at Cana," thus fulfilling a long-felt desire. He died at Cagnes on December 3.
Auguste Renoir, Ball at the Moulin De La Galette, Young Girls on the River Bank, Impressionism, Girls Picking Flowers in a Meadow, Picking Flowers, The Luncheon of the Boating Party, The Apple Seller, Alice Gamby in the Garden, Young Girl Sitting in the Grass, Dance at Bougival, Little Algerian Girl, Reading Woman, Deux Soeurs, Alphonsine Fournaise at the Grenouillere, Young Girls at the Piano, L'Estaque, Yvonne et Jean, La Baigneuse, In the Luxembourg Gardens, Jeune Fille Blonde, Auguste Renoir Portraits, Dahlias, The Little Fisherwoman (Marthe Berard), The Excursionist, On the Terrace, Baigneuse Au Griffon, Bather with Griffon, Lady with a Parasol, The Pond at Fees, La Loge