Head of Renoir
On View In:
Gallery 353
Artist:   Aristide Maillol  
Title:   Head of Renoir  
Date:   1907  
Medium:   Bronze  
Dimensions:   16 x 11 x 10 in. (40.6 x 27.9 x 25.4 cm)  
Credit Line:   Gift of Bruce B. Dayton  
Location:   Gallery 353  

Maillol's portrait of his friend, the painter Auguste Renoir contrasts with the majority of the sculptor's oeuvre. He is known primarily for his depiction of female nudes in a formalized manner, which references classical Greek sculpture, much like his Leda on the opposite wall. The Head of Renoir, however, provides an intimate portrayal of the artist's friend.

Name:   Maillol, Aristide  
Nationality:   French  
Life Dates:   French, 1861 - 1944  

Object Description  
Classification:   Sculpture  
Creation Place:   Europe, France, , ,  
Accession #:   66.60  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts