Pierre-Auguste Renoir is a well known French painter from the Impressionists era. He wasn't popular until six of his painting were shown in the first Impressionists exibition of 1874. After that people started to recognize Renoir as a distinguished artists. He is most famous for his landscapes, and portraits. Renoir had a special gift of blending his subjects with their surroundings. His distinct use of color and lighting still makes him a famous artists today.