Anne Distel, a specialist in Impressionist painting, is emeritus curator-at-large of the French patrimony. During her distinguished career in the Musees de France, she organized important exhibitions devoted to Renoir, Seurat, and Caillebotte, among others.
A lavishly illustrated and well-researched monograph... Refreshingly free of the myth-making tone that characterizes much monographic writing about Renoir. Distel's book presents a careful, unbiased reconstruction of the complexity and nuance of the artist's unfolding life and career. Summing up: Recommended. —Choice This gorgeous monograph might just be the definitive volume on the beloved artist. —FRANCE magazine