Edward Renouf, born in China to an American father and German mother, graduated from Andover Academy in 1924 and received a BA from Harvard 1928, after which he studied at Columbia University and then studied drawing in Europe. He spent fifteen years in Mexico, finally settling in Connecticut in 1958 when he began exhibiting. His work has been shown across the US and was primarily represented by the legendary Allan Stone Gallery. Notably, he had an important exhibition in 1965 at the Sculpture Center in New York, which has been at the vanguard of sculptural art since the late 1920s. His work was included in three exhibitions at the Whitney in the 1960s.
Renouf’s work is held in numerous public collections, including the National Gallery of Art, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Boise Art Museum, the Huntington Museum of Art, the Las Vegas Art Museum, the Miami Art Museum; the Phoenix Art Museum; and the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence.