Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) was a French Impressionist painter, renowned for his vibrant and expressive paintings of everyday life. He was born in Limoges, France and began his artistic career as a porcelain painter. He later moved to Paris and studied under Charles Gleyre, where he met fellow artists Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, and Frédéric Bazille. Renoir's work is characterized by its bright colors, light brushstrokes, and lively subject matter. He often painted scenes of leisurely activities such as picnics or parties in the countryside. His most famous works include Luncheon of the Boating Party (1881) and Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette (1876). Renoir's work has had a lasting influence on modern art and continues to be celebrated today.