Alexandre Renoir was born in Cagnes Sur Mer in the south of France. When he was 4, the family moved to Canada, but even after leaving France, as the great-grand son of the great French Impressionist artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Alexandre grew-up surrounded by Art and Artists.
Renoir’s famous family includes film director Jean Renoir, actor Pierre Renoir, director of photography Claude Renoir Jr., and Claude’s daughter actress Sophie Renoir, to name a few. Artistic from a young age, Alexandre went to various arts-oriented schools including the Virginia Park School for the artistically gifted and the Victoria School for the Arts and Performance where he graduated in 1993. In addition to his formal education he also attended classes at the Alberta Museum on Aboriginal Arts and Crafts gaining experience in; jewelry making, sculpture, pottery, woodworking, stone carving, printmaking, and painting.
His first serious artistic venture was with jewelry design, gemology and goldsmithing in a family venture which utilized the abundant local occurrence of the rare precious stone ammonite.
Although he was immersed in the arts and culture of his environment, Alexandre remained primarily an onlooker until his drawing abilities were tapped by his brother Emmanuel. During a visit to La Jolla, Emmanuel gave Alexandre some drawing paper and challenged him to draw with charcoal. The results were impressive, delighting both Alexandre and his brother. From the first sheet, Alexandre could naturally draw in various styles; his charcoal drawings are created with a sense of ease and grace that is reminiscent of the beauty and charm of the impressionist period. Alexandre was privileged to be awarded the artist of the year award at the Renoir Museum, Cagnes Sur Mer.
Alexandre’s works currently reside in private collections in numerous cities throughout North America, Asia and Europe. His work has been featured in the Tennessee State Museum exhibition “Strokes of Genius,” and is continuing to gain an international following as the artist matures. Alexandre has also lectured at the Renoir Museum, Cagnes Sur Mer. Alexandre Renoir is a true Artist and his works are a valuable addition to any collection.
Museum collections featuring works by this artist include:
- Beverly Hills – Children’s Museum
- Britain Collection
- Galerie Michael (solo exhibitions)
- Harris Collection
- Journey to Impressionism, Jakarta, Indonesia
- L.A. Art Show 2012 (taught painting workshop to 20 young people)
- Pei Pei Zhang Collection – Shanghai
- Renoir Museum, Cagnes Sur Mer
- Stant Collection
- Supreme Court Justice (ret.) Kaplan Collection
- Tennessee State Museum “Strokes of Genius”
- Exhibition in Houston, TX
- Exhibition in Austin, TX
- Ocean Gallery, NJ
- Princess Cruises (solo exhibition of 30 works on the Ruby Princess)