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Sunday, October 29 at 3pm - Barbara Ehrlich White presents "Renoir: An Intimate Biography"

Please join us on Sunday, October 29 at 3pm, when local area author Barbara Ehrlich White presents her new book, Renoir: An Intimate Biography.

Barbara Ehrlich White is Adjunct Professor Emerita of Art History at Tufts University, Massachusetts. She is also the author of Renoir: His LIfe, Art, and LettersImpressionism in Perspective, and Impressionists Side by Side. She is the recipient of the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.

Event date: 
Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
The Concord Bookshop
65 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742
Renoir: An Intimate Biography Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780500239575
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Thames & Hudson - November 7th, 2017

Expertly researched and beautifully written by the world's leading authority on Auguste Renoir's life and work, Renoir fully reveals this most intriguing of Impressionist artists. The narrative is interspersed with more than 1,100 extracts from letters by, to, and about Renoir, 452 of which come from unpublished letters. Renoir became hugely popular despite great obstacles: thirty years of poverty followed by thirty years of progressive paralysis of his fingers. Despite these hardships, much of his work is optimistic, even joyful. Close friends who contributed money, contacts, and companionship enabled him to overcome these challenges to create more than 4,000 paintings. Renoir had intimate relationships with fellow artists (Caillebotte, Cezanne, Monet, and Morisot), with his dealers (Durand-Ruel, Bernheim, and Vollard) and with his models (Lise, Aline, Gabrielle, and Dedee). Barbara Ehrlich White's lifetime of research informs this fascinating biography that challenges common misconceptions surrounding Renoir's reputation.