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|Also Known As:||Died:||February 12, 1979|
|Born:||September 15, 1894||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Montmartre, Paris, FR||Profession:||Director ... director screenwriter actor producer art gallery proprietor author playwright teacher (University of California at Berkeley) craftsman|
Renoir is arguably the greatest artist that the cinema has ever known, simply because he was able to work effectively in virtually all genres without sacrificing his individuality or bowing to public or commercial conventions. Although the son of the famed impressionist painter Auguste Renoir, his visual sensibility was entirely his own, and the technical facility that marks his films is the result of long and assiduous study.
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