NU ASSIS(Sitting Nude)Homage to P.A. RenoirPlate size 8” x 6” Paper size 12” x 10” Soft -Ground Etching B&W or Hand Colored Edition Size 100 Artist Proofs 20
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Emmanuel Renoir was born in Monaco, Monte Carlo, a small principality located between Nice and Italy in the south of France. His early years were greatly influenced by his grandfather, Claude “Coco” Renoir, the son of the great French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Claude, who was a painter on ceramic, a sculptor and a potter passed on to the young Emmanuel his understanding of his father’s work as well as his passion for the art.
MATERNITE(Mother and Child)Homage to P.A. RenoirPlate size 8” x 6” Paper size 12” x 10” Soft -Ground Etching B&W or Hand Colored Edition Size 100 Artist Proofs 20
Emmanuel spent his youth in the village of Cagnes-sur-Mer, where his great grandfather had elected to move to after having achieved worldwide recognition. This area in the south of France attracted many artists including Matisse, Picasso, Chagall and Miro to name just a few, affording Emmanuel total immersion in this incredible constant exposure to the works of these masters.
After moving to Canada in 1978. Emmanuel ventured into manufacturing and marketing, but was soon drawn back to the arts, where he became a buyer for several collectors and galleries.
His famous family includes film director, Jean Renoir, actor Pierre Renoir, Director of Photography Claude Renoir Jr, and Claude’s daughter actress Sophie Renoir.
Emmanuel’s artistic career started early but his audience was limited to his friends and family. He never offered his works to the public. Only in recent years, did he overcome his reluctance to this and along with the encouragement of many dedicated friends and clients, he decided finally to commit to his creative side full time and offer his art for sale to the public. His art works currently reside in private collections in numerous cities throughout Canada, as well as in the United States and France.