Renard, Gabrielle

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Renard, Gabrielle Gender: F
born on 1 August 1878 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Essoyes, France, 48n04, 4e32
Timezone LMT m4e32 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 08°38' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 08°09 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 07°27'

Gabrielle Renard


French woman who became an important member of the family of the painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, first becoming a nanny and subsequently, a frequent model for the artist. She was a cousin of Aline Victorine Charigot Renoir, who had married the painter, Pierre-Auguste. The village was the birthplace of Aline also. At age sixteen, Gabrielle Renard moved to Montmartre to live and work as a nanny in her cousin's household, where the second of the three Renoir sons was about to be born. Renard became the subject of a number of Renoir's portraits, many of her with the children.

Gabrielle Renard developed a strong bond with the infant, Jean Renoir, that would last throughout their lives. She introduced him to the Guignol puppet shows that were held in the Montmartre. Gabrielle was fascinated by the new motion picture invention and when Jean Renoir was only a few years old, Gabrielle took him to see his first film. He became a renowned film maker.

During the final years of Pierre-Auguste Renoir's life he suffered from severe rheumatoid arthritis, but continued to paint with her help. When the family moved to a farm at Cagnes-sur-Mer near the Mediterranean coast, seeking a better climate for Renoir's arthritis, Gabrielle moved with them. While he worked in the studio at "Les Collettes," Gabrielle would place the paint brush between his crippled fingers.

Devoted to her cousin's family, Gabrielle Renard did not marry until 1921, when the Renoir children were grown.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • has other family relationship with Renoir, Jean (born 15 September 1894). Notes: his nanny

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth record from the Aubes archive, [1]


  • Vocation : Beauty : Model (for Auguste Renoir (painter))
  • Vocation : Misc. : Homemaker/Care provider (nanny)