In this engaging lecture, Gloria Groom explores the role of Renior’s mistress, Lise Tréhot, in fashioning his artistic career. Between 1866 and 1872 Renoir featured Tréhot in more than thirty paintings, ranging from small and intimate genre scenes to the full-length canvases that he exhibited. Tréhot, wearing the most up-to-the-minute fashions, served as Renoir’s calling card by advertising the artist as a painter of modern life, and especially of the fashionable Parisienne."
Gloria Groom is David and Mary Winton Green Curator of European Painting at The Art Institute of Chicago. Nicholas Watkins is reader in the history of art at the University of Leicester and a widely published authority on Bonnard. Jennifer Paoletti is research assistant in the European Painting Department of The Art Institute of Chicago. Thérèse Barruel is an independent scholar and specialist on Denis.
Curator of European Painting at The Art Institute of Chicago Gloria Groom explains how Renoir's mistress, Lise Trehot, helped launch his career. Lise Trehot posed for nearly 20 of Renoir's early paintings, between 1866-1872.