Renoir to Visit Austin for Rare Art Exhibit February 8, 2014
Great Grandson of Pierre Auguste Renoir Exhibits Impressionist Work at Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery
February 1-28, 2014
Austin, Texas (January 7, 2014) History makes a comeback with an stunning homage to the roots of Impressionism with modern works by Alexandre Renoir, the great grandson of Pierre Auguste Renoir. Collectors who savor the works of the Impressionists will get a rare opportunity to meet the artist on Saturday, February 8 from 6-9 pm and young creative minds are invited to the “Meet, Greet and Paint with Renoir” on the same day from 11 am – 1 pm. Original artwork by Alexandre Renoir will be available starting on February 1 through February 28, 2014. Guests are asked to RSVP to the February 8 receptions as there is limited space.
ABOUT ALEXANDRE RENOIR:
Born in France on July 7, 1974, Alexandre moved to Canada at the age of 4. As the great grandson of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Alexandre grew up surrounded by art and artists. His famous family includes Jean Renoir (film director) and Pierre Renoir (Actor), Claude Renoir Jr. (director of photography) and his daughter Sophie (Actress) to name a few. Alexandre graduated from the Victoria School for the Arts and Performance in his hometown of Edmonton, Alberta, in 1993. His first professional foray into the art world was as a goldsmith and jewelry designer, but it is much more recently that he took up painting and lithography as a profession. His drawing abilities remained dormant until his brother Emmanuel, gave him some drawing paper and challenged him to draw with charcoal. The results were impressive and both brothers realized Alexandre’s talents in recreating the impressionism period. Alexandre's works currently reside in private collections in numerous cities throughout North America, Asia and Europe.