Pierre R. Renoir spent the early years of his
life in Cagnes-sur- Mer. At the age of fifteen, he began to work
on metallic plates using the dry-point engraving technique. He
developed his own very personal technique and unique style.
In 1978, upset by his imminent immigration to
Canada (where he moved with his family), Pierre destroyed all
his previous works. In 1981, after rebuilding his portfolio, his
first professional art exhibition was organized in Edmonton, Alberta.
Encouraged by the response and appreciation of the public, he
increased his showings throughout Canada, the United-States and
In 1987, Pierre moved back to France where he
stayed in Essoyes, a village of the Champagne region, (where Aline,
wife of Pierre-Auguste was born), and in Cagnes sur Mer, next
to "Les Collettes" (Renoir's last home and now the Renoir
From 1990 to 1995, Pierre lived in Carmel, CA
where he is still represented in the local galleries.
He had since moved back to Edmonton where he
now permanently resides and pursues his artistic career.