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Renoir, Jean (1894–1979) By Adriaensens, Vito

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1216-1
Published: 01/10/2016
Retrieved: 09 June 2023, from


Jean Renoir was a French director and writer responsible for over 40 films from the silent period to 1970. He was born in Paris as the second son of famous Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and studied philosophy and mathematics at university. Uncertain about his future, Renoir enlisted in the army with his brother Pierre, and both were severely wounded in the Great War.

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Adriaensens, Vito. "Renoir, Jean (1894–1979)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 9 Jun. 2023 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1216-1

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