Pierre-Auguste Renoir is one of the world's most popular artists. He lived in Paris, France, during the Belle Époque, and he loved to paint the beautiful and joyful side of life. Although he changed his style of painting in the late 1880s, Renoir is usually linked to Impressionism. He sold many portraits of wealthy people and their children, and toward the end of his life began to work in sculpture. Full-color paintings included in this stunning biography include Portrait of Lise, Ball at the Moulin de la Galette, Madame Georges Charpentier and Her Children, and The Luncheon of the Boating Party.