Alexandre Renoir, the great-grandson of Impressionist painter Pierre Auguste Renoir, spent an evening at Chasen Gallery in Carytown, cracking jokes, reminiscing about his famous family and even starting a painting while an art-savvy crowd looked on. He shared stories about what good friends his grandfather and Claude Monet were, sometimes even working on each other’s paintings when one was up against a deadline and had a date with a young lady. Proof positive that in France, love trumps even art.
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