|Spouse(s) Vera Sergine|
Name Pierre Renoir
|Born 21 March 1885 (1885-03-21) Paris, France|
Died December 3, 1919, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
Children Jean Renoir, Pierre Renoir, Claude Renoir
Artwork Luncheon of the Boating P, Bal du moulin de la Galette, The Umbrellas, Girls at the Piano, Dance at Bougival
Similar People Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Paul Cezanne, Camille Pissarro
Pierre Renoir - Biographie
Pierre Renoir (21 March 1885 – 11 March 1952) was a French stage and film actor. He was the son of the impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir and elder brother of the film director Jean Renoir. He is also noted for being the first actor to play Georges Simenon's character Inspector Jules Maigret.
- Pierre Renoir Biographie
- Pierre Renoir Images from a Master
- Life and career
- Selected filmography
Pierre Renoir-Images from a Master
Life and career
Pierre Renoir was born on 21 March 1885 in Paris, on 18 rue Houdon, about a hundred meters from place Pigalle, to painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Aline Charigot.
For his best remembered role, as Jėricho the ragman in Children of Paradise (Les Enfants du Paradis,1945), he was cast at short notice to replace the collaborator Robert Le Vigan; Jėricho's scenes had to be reshot after Le Vigan fled. Renoir was briefly the director of the Théâtre de l'Athénée in Paris, taking over after the death of Louis Jouvet in 1951. Pierre Renoir's son was the cinematographer Claude Renoir (1913–93), who is not to be confused with another brother, also called Claude Renoir, known as 'Coco', (1901–69).