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IMPRESSIONIST COMRADES IN ART
RENOIR’S TRIBUTE TO BAZILLE
….that pure-hearted gentle knight.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir about Frederic Bazille
In 1867, French Impressionists Frederic Bazille (1841-1870) and Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) were sharing a studio in Paris where the latter artist immortalized his tall friend in the portrait above. Bazille’s premature death a few years later in the Franco-Prussian War, represented a considerable loss to posterity.
*Quote from Renoir, My Father by Jean Renoir.
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