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Renoir as Printmaker: The Complete Works,  1878-1912

January 17 – June 29, 2008

Renoir as Printmaker featured sixty etchings and lithographs by the French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Although known primarily for his impressionist paintings, Renoir became interested in printmaking during the last two decades of his life and produced numerous etchings and lithographs, many based on his paintings. Drawn from a private Northwest collection, this body of work constitutes the artist’s entire body of Renoir’s graphic works. The exhibition was supplemented with a small selection of his paintings from the permanent collection, including Heads of Two Young Girls [Têtes de deux jeunes filles], also known as The Two Sisters [Les Deux Soeurs]. This exhibition was organized by Tacoma Art Museum with support generously provided by Bank of America.