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Renoir Landscapes

Philadelphia Museum of Art
October 4, 2007 – January 6, 2008

Celebrated for his portraits and nudes, Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919) is most often associated with figure painting. He was also a lover of nature, however, and an accomplished painter of landscapes.

The exhibition Renoir Landscapes explores the inventiveness and importance of these landscapes during the first decades of Renoir’s career. Remarkable in their freshness and immediacy, these works of art reveal nature as a deep source of inspiration and demonstrate the artist’s fascination with the effects of outdoor light.


This exhibition is made possible by GlaxoSmithKline.

Bank of America

Generous support is also provided by Bank of America.

Additional funding is provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the City of Philadelphia, The Annenberg Foundation Fund for Major Exhibitions, The Pew Charitable Trusts, and The Robert Montgomery Scott Fund for Exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, with major foundation support from the Robert Lehman Foundation. An indemnity is provided by the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Promotional support is provided by NBC 10 WCAU; The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News, and; and Amtrak.

This exhibition is organized by the National Gallery, London, The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.


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