He also served as the pipeline between the moneyed class and a variety of Impressionists: Cezanne, Renoir, Degas, and Seurat.
They create a world equal to the worlds of Renoir or Hitchcock or Fellini.
Picasso's a genius, Matisse is great and Renoir has fabulous moments (if not in the mass of pink nudes at the Barnes).
We first met at her Georgetown mansion, filled with stunning Impressionist art: Renoir, Picasso, Degas.
But there is a sense in which Renoir might very well be described as naf and ingenuous.
These were the qualities which Renoir was to develop to so superlative a degree.
A great-granddaughter of Fragonard, she seems to have inherited his talent; Corot and Renoir forcibly appealed to her.
Fortunately two of Cézanne's contemporaries, Degas and Renoir, are still at work.
A few months ago an extraordinarily fine Renoir, a recognized masterpiece of modern art, was hung in the National Gallery.
That Renoir is a great draughtsman may be inferred from almost everything he has ever done.