Renoir, Jean, 1894-1979

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1894-09-15
Death 1979-02-12
FR
English, French

Biographical notes:

Renoir was born in Paris, France, Sept. 15, 1894; son of painter Auguste Renoir; became citizen of US, 1946, while retaining French citizenship; educated at Collége de Sainte-Croix, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Ecole Sainte-Marie de Monceau, Ecole Massina, Nice; graduated University of Aix-en-Provence with a degree in math and philosophy,1913; served in French cavalry, 1914-15; transferred to French Flying Corps, 1916; worked as potter and ceramicist, 1920-23; directed first film, La Fille de le̕au, 1924; Robert Flaherty arranged Renoir's passage to US, 1940, where he signed with 20th Century-Fox, 1941; singed with Universal, terminating contract, 1942; re-established residence in Paris, 1951, retaining his home in Beverly Hills; taught theatre at Univ. of CA, Berkeley. 1960; in addition to his film credits, he was author to numerous books and articles; Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts, Univ. of CA, Berkeley, 1963 and Royal College of Art, London, 1971; the recipient of numerous awards, received an Oscar for Career Accomplishment, 1975; died in Beverly Hills, CA, Feb. 12, 1979.

From the description of Papers, 1915-1927. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 39845228

Film director.

From the description of Reminiscences of Jean Renoir : oral history, 1960. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122451283

La Grande Illusion was a 1937 war film directed by Jean Renoir, who co-wrote the screenplay with Charles Spaak.

From the description of La grande illusion : manuscript, 1937. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 656153713

Biography

Renoir was born in Paris, France, Sept. 15, 1894; son of painter Auguste Renoir; became citizen of US, 1946, while retaining French citizenship; educated at Collége de Sainte-Croix, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Ecole Sainte-Marie de Monceau, Ecole Massina, Nice; graduated University of Aix-en-Provence with a degree in math and philosophy,1913; served in French cavalry, 1914-15; transferred to French Flying Corps, 1916; worked as potter and ceramicist, 1920-23; directed first film, La Fille de l_eau, 1924; Robert Flaherty arranged Renoir's passage to US, 1940, where he signed with 20th Century-Fox, 1941; singed with Universal, terminating contract, 1942; re-established residence in Paris, 1951, retaining his home in Beverly Hills; taught theatre at Univ. of CA, Berkeley. 1960; in addition to his film credits, he was author to numerous books and articles; Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts, Univ. of CA, Berkeley, 1963 and Royal College of Art, London, 1971; the recipient of numerous awards, received an Oscar for Career Accomplishment, 1975; died in Beverly Hills, CA, Feb. 12, 1979.

From the guide to the Jean Renoir Papers, 1915-1927, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections)

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Subjects:

  • Cinematography
  • Motion picture producers and directors--Archival resources
  • Motion picture producers and directors--Interviews
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Motion picture producers and directors--United States--Archival resources
  • Motion pictures, American
  • Motion pictures, French
  • Motion picture acting
  • Motion picture producers and directors--France--Archival resources

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Places:

  • France (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)