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Renoir, My Father (New York Review Books Classics)

ISBN13: 9780940322776
ISBN: 0940322773
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $18.95
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Published Date:
Pages: 456
Average Goodreads rating: 4.06/5 (587 ratings)

In this delightful memoir, Jean Renoir, the director of such masterpieces of cinema as Grand Illusion and The Rules of the Game, tells the life story of his father, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, the great Impressionist painter. Recounting Pierre-Auguste's extraordinary career, beginning as a painter of fans and porcelain, recording the rules of thumb by which he worked, and capturing his unpretentious and wonderfully engaging talk and personality, Jean Renoir's book is both a wonderful double portrait of father and son, and in the words of the distinguished art historian John Golding, it "remains the best account of Renoir, and, furthermore, among the most beautiful and moving biographies we have."

Includes 12 pages of color plates and 18 pages of black and white images.