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Renoir: A Painter’s Painter

Understanding Materials and Techniques

Mondays, February 26 – March 19, 6 – 8pm

Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Writing Lesson (La Leçon d'écriture), c. 1905. BF150. Public Domain.

$200; members $180

4 classes

About the Class

Renoir is certainly not to everyone’s taste. Yet many contemporary artists find themselves gravitating to Renoir as a source of inspiration, marveling over his ever imaginative use of color. Join us for a conversation with accomplished painter, printmaker, and author Bill Scott, who will offer his personal reflection on why Renoir resonates so deeply with fellow painters.

Capacity: 40 students


Bill Scott

Scott studied painting at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and later worked informally with abstract painter Joan Mitchell. In 2017, Rider University presented a 40-year survey of his paintings, pastels, watercolors, and prints.

William Perthes

Perthes is director of adult education at the Barnes. He has taught courses at the Barnes as well as the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and West Chester and Villanova Universities. His scholarship focuses on American modernism and the abstract expressionist painter Robert Motherwell.