CVCAF Receives Donation of Renoir Paintings


Three Alexandre Renoir Paintings Donated to Support Young Artists

Rancho Mirage, CA – August 3, 2011 – The Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Arts Foundation (CVCAF) announced that it has received three Alexandre Renoir paintings as donations valued at over $82,000.  Artxprt of Beverly Hills, CA provided appraisals for the paintings. “We are so pleased to donate these beautiful Renoir paintings to the Caroline Victoria Arts Foundation to help support young artists,” said David Steiner, principal of David Steiner & Associates, a professional law firm in Los Angeles, CA specializing in art law.  “We hope to encourage other corporations or individuals to donate funds or works of art to support the vision of the Foundation.”

Alexandre Renoir is the great-grandson of the French impressionist artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir.  His paintings and lithographs currently reside in private collections in numerous cities throughout North America, Asia and Europe.

Elizabeth Wood Coldicutt, President of the CVCAF said, “We are so very grateful to Mr. Steiner for his generous contribution of these beautiful Renoir paintings. Having these art pieces available to sell for our scholarship and outreach programs will make a tremendous difference in the lives of our young artists. If anyone is interested in purchasing these Alexandre Renoir paintings or other paintings donated to our foundation, please visit our online store at The CVCAF accepts donations of paintings and/or art pieces with an approved appraisal.” Since 2006, the CVCAF has gifted more than 30 art scholarships to students whose passion is painting and fine arts at these schools:

  • Emily Carr University, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA
  • Marywood-Palm Valley School, Rancho Mirage, CA
  • Shawnigan Lake School, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
  • St. Margaret’s School, Palm Desert, CA
  • Since 2008, CVCAF has gifted grants to benefit student filmmakers through the Mary Pickford Institute of Film Education, LA, CA.

About the Caroline Victoria Arts Foundation The Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Arts Foundation (CVCAF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation formed in 2006 to commemorate the artistic passion of Caroline Victoria Coldicutt.  The CVCAF offers three main initiatives to inform and assist aspiring student artists about how they can implement their creative ideas that can positively impact their families, schools, communities and the world. Our philanthropic efforts include offering support to young artists through scholarships at various schools in Canada and the United States.  The Caroline Victoria Rose for the Arts provides funding of our endowment initiatives as well as provides a lasting reminder of the beauty art brings to the lives of each and every one of us.  In late 2011, we will introduce our Caroline Victoria Online Arts Festival (CVOAF), an initiative designed for student artists without boundaries.

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