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Pierre Auguste Renoir

Pierre Auguste Renoir BiographyYouth
Self Portrait 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.
During the Paris Commune in 1871, while he painted on the banks of the Seine River, some members of a commune group thought he was a spy, and were…

Ernie Echols Featured Photographer

Ernie Echols, like other artists I feature, is also someone I greatly admire. His love of nature, humanity, family and his friends is beautiful, and this very beauty shines in his artwork. No one can fail to see the magnificent inner heart and soul of Ernie.

Red Macaw:
Photo of a Red Macaw eating a walnut.

Ernie Echols a fine artist who resides in the great state of Colorado. He is drawn in by the inspiration of the beautiful nature and scenery surrounding him.

Face Off - Ernie says "strange creation". I love it!

Ernie has found deep and devoted ways to express his talents through his inspirations. His talents are well defined in his wildlife and nature photography. He spends most of his free time searching for that special shot and his ability to get up close to wildlife enables him to capture unique photos. He always manages to capture the expressions and moods in the faces of wildlife.

East African Crowned Crane 4
East African Crowned Crane Upclose. Square Format.

Redtail Ha…