1914 – Born on December 4th in Paris, France. French cinematographer.
1936-1937 – Renoir did the photography for one of his uncle’s cinematic apogees, Une partie de campagne and was the camera operator for the tragic, ebullient master text Grande illusion, La.
1947 – He also generated the stark black-and-white compositions of Maurice Cloche’s Monsieur Vincent and the psychedelic 60s colors of Roger Vadim’s Barbarella.
1951-1956 – Claude Renoir was responsible for the luminous color work of The River, Carrosse d’or, Le and Elena et les hommes.
1973 – Renoir lensed a stunning array of films, including Mystère Picasso, Le, Cleopatra and Bertrand Blier’s Calmos.
1977 – After his final DP credit, The Spy Who Loved Me, Renoir worked as a cameraman on three films as he, sadly, lost his sight
1993 – Died on September 5th in Troyes, Aube, Champagne, France.