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

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1216-1
Published: 01/10/2016
Retrieved: 23 April 2024, 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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