In this delightful memoir, Jean Renoir, the director of such masterpieces of the cinema as "e;Grand Illusion"e; and "e;The Rules of the Game,"e; 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 "e;remains the best account of Renoir, and, furthermore, among the most beautiful and moving biographies we have."e;
Includes 12 pages of color plates and 18 pages of black and white images.
Renoir, My Father
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