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Jacques Renoir

Born in 1942 - France

BIOGRAPHY

Jacques Renoir (great-grandson of Auguste Renoir, nephew of Jean Renoir) manifested his passion for images and photography very early.

A graduate of the Technical School of Photography and Cinematography Louis Lumière, he works as an assistant for the most renowned photography directors and directors (Vadim, Claude Sautet, Granier Deferre, Lewis Gilbert, John Frankenheimer...), but his curiosity to discover the world brings him to work on the Calypso with Cousteau for 7 years, so he shoots and produces the episodes of his famous TV series. Four nominations and an Emmy award crown this collaboration.

He continued his career and shot great TV stories in Bangladesh, North Korea, Lebanon. Returning to France, he worked in cinema and collaborated for the production of TV dramas (Navarro etc.).

He is the author of a romanticized biography on Renoir, “Le Tableau Amoureux”, for Fayard; it was adapted for the cinema as "Renoir" with Michel Bouquet in the role of Auguste Renoir.

Photography remains his passion of all times. The images taken during his travels are transformed through the magic of digital technology. He likes to experiment and his “Affiches lacérées” (Slashed Posters) have a plastic quality close to painting. He also produces a series of photos in APS format.

After a retrospective at the Museum of Photography in Mougins and a thematic exhibition entitled “Empreintes” (Fingerprints) at the Chapelle des pénitents blancs in Vence, he has a show in Paris at the Bernheim-Jeune Gallery and another one at the "Au fond de la cour" gallery, where he presents a series of large-format works, "Collisions".

He keeps producing work on various themes: artist studios, Renoir’s olive trees, nudes, the shadow and the light, travel sketches, dance and the movement…

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO & GROUP SHOWS

2013
MDAC, Cagne sur Mer, (France)
Espace Renoir, Essoyes, (France)
Galerie Capazza, Nançay, (France)

2012
"Matières à réflexion", Galerie Capazza, Nançay, (France)
“Reliefs, nus, collision et La petite ontologie du reste”, Galerie Capazza, Nançay, (France)

2011
“La folie de l’enfance”, Maison des artistes, MDAC, Cagnes sur Mer, (France)
“A fleur de peau”, Galerie Capazza, Nançay, (France)
“Petite ontologie du reste et Reliefs”Centre culturel de St Raphaël, (France)

2010
Beddington Fine Art Gallery, Bargemon, (France)
Institut Français de Prague, (République Tchèque)
Centre Culturel Polonais. Munich, (Germany)
“Regard sur le corps”, 10 eme Festival Européen de la photo de Nu, Baux en Provence, (France)
Exposition du portfolio Petite ontologie du reste, Artcurial, Paris, (France)
Base’Art, Fréjus, (France)
Herman Krikhaar Foundation, Salernes, (France)
Opéra de Nice. Exposition collective sur le thème du ballet. Juin
Beddington Fine Art, Bargemon, (France)
“Reliefs”, Galerie Chat Rafi, Cagnes sur Mer, (France)
“Empreintes , Collisions et Reliefs”, Centre Culturel d’Abbeville, (France)
“Collisions, Reliefs et Petite Ontologie du Reste”, Larcade Gallery, Paris, (France)

2009
“Etat de sieges”, Atelier du Chat Rafi, Cagnes sur Mer , (France)
“Un regard, des points de vue”, Villa Aurélienne, Fréjus, (France)
“Ateliers d’artistes, Empreintes et Collisions, Oliviers de Renoir”, Galerie Plaminek, Brno, (République Tchèque)
Musée de Rouen, (France)

2008
“Les Oliviers de Renoir”, Galerie Zeit-Foto Salon, Tokyo, (Japan)
“Empreintes et Collisions”, Abbaye de Tournus. (France)
“ Les Oliviers de Renoir “, BMCE BANK, Casablanca, (Morocco)
“Warsawa“, Atelier du Chat Rafi , Cagnes sur Mer, (France)
“ Les Oliviers de Renoir “, Château-Musée Grimaldi, Cagnes sur Mer, (France)
Château l’Arnaude et Beddington Fine Art, Lorgues, (France)
“Empreintes et Collisions”, Galerie St François, Megève, (France)

2007
“Collisions”, Galerie Marie Laure de l’Ecotais. Au fond de la Cour. Paris., (France).
“Interceptions”, Maison des Artistes, Cagnes sur Mer, (France)
“Les Oliviers de Renoir”, Musée Renoir, Cagnes sur Mer, (France)
Triangle d’Art, Breil sur Roya, (France)
“Détours“, Beddington Fine Art galerie. Bargemon, (France)

2006
”Rythmes et Déchirures”, Rétrospective de 45 ans de photos en 45 photos, Musée de la photographie de Mougins. (France)
“Empreintes”, 40 photos d’empreintes d’affiches lacérées dans le métro. Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, Vence, (France)
“A tribute to André Villers”. Galerie Beddington Fine Art, Bargemon, (France)
“Il était une fois la photographie”, Hôtel de Ville à Gilette, (France)
Galerie Bernheim-Jeune ( Paris )
“Renoir Jacques regarde Cézanne Paul”, Musée Granet, Aix en Provence, (France)
“Il était une fois la photographie”, Maison des Artistes, Cagnes sur Mer, (France)
Exposition des Empreintes , Atelier du Chat Rafi, Cagnes sur Mer, (France)
“Mise à Nue”, Restaurant le Grimaldi, Cagnes sur Mer, (France)

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