Portrait of Claude Monet

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1840-1926

French Impressionist Painter

Oscar-Claude Monet was born on November 14, 1840, in Paris, France. He was the second son of Claude-Adolphe Monet, a grocer, and Louise-Justine Aubrée, a singer. In 1845, the family moved to Le Havre, a port town in Normandy, where Monet's father opened a grocery and ship-chandlery business.

Monet showed an early talent for drawing and began taking lessons from local artist Eugène Boudin, who introduced him to plein air (outdoor) painting. In 1859, Monet moved to Paris to study art at the Académie Suisse, where he met fellow artists Camille Pissarro and Paul Cézanne.

In 1861, Monet was conscripted into the French army and served in Algeria for two years. After falling ill, he returned to France and resumed his art studies, attending the studio of Charles Gleyre in Paris. There, he met Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, and Frédéric Bazille, who would become key figures in the Impressionist movement.

Monet's early work was influenced by the Barbizon school, which focused on natural landscapes. However, he soon began to experiment with capturing the effects of light and atmosphere in his paintings. In 1866, Monet's painting "Camille" or "The Woman in the Green Dress" (La femme à la robe verte) featuring his future wife, Camille Doncieux, gained recognition at the Paris Salon.

In 1870, Monet married Camille, and the couple had two sons, Jean and Michel. The family faced financial difficulties, and Monet struggled to sell his paintings. In 1874, Monet and his fellow artists, including Renoir, Pissarro, and Edgar Degas, organized their own exhibition, which became known as the first Impressionist Exhibition. Monet's painting "Impression, Sunrise" (Impression, soleil levant) was displayed at the exhibition and inspired the name of the Impressionist movement.

Throughout the 1870s and 1880s, Monet continued to participate in the Impressionist exhibitions and developed his signature style, characterized by loose brushstrokes, vibrant colors, and a focus on the changing effects of light. He painted numerous series of works, including haystacks, poplars, and the Rouen Cathedral, capturing the same subject at different times of day and in various weather conditions.

In 1890, Monet purchased a property in Giverny, a small village in Normandy. He designed and cultivated an extensive garden, which became the subject of many of his later paintings, including the famous Water Lilies series. Monet's work during this period became increasingly abstract, as he focused on the interplay of light, color, and reflection in his garden's pond.

Monet's wife, Camille, died in 1879, and he later married Alice Hoschedé, the wife of a former patron. Monet continued to paint and travel, visiting London, Venice, and Norway, among other places. In his later years, he suffered from cataracts, which affected his vision and the colors in his paintings.

Claude Monet died on December 5, 1926, in Giverny, at the age of 86. He is buried in the Giverny church cemetery. Today, Monet is considered one of the most important and influential artists of the Impressionist movement, and his work continues to be celebrated and admired worldwide.

762 Claude Monet Artworks

Frost, 1875 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Frost 1875

Giclée Canvas Print
$61.70
SKU: 19614-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:50 x 61 cm
Museum Barberini, Potsdam, Germany

Storm in Belle-Ile, 1886 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Storm in Belle-Ile 1886

Giclée Canvas Print
$62.38
SKU: 18826-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:60.5 x 73.8 cm
Private Collection

Water Lilies (Nympheas), c.1915/26 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Water Lilies (Nympheas) c.1915/26

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.98
SKU: 18644-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:197.9 x 596.6 cm
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA

The Sea at Le Havre, 1868 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

The Sea at Le Havre 1868

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.68
SKU: 18643-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:59.7 x 81.3 cm
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA

Cliffs near Dieppe, 1882 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Cliffs near Dieppe 1882

Giclée Canvas Print
$55.64
SKU: 18642-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:59.7 x 81.3 cm
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA

The Seine near Giverny, 1885 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

The Seine near Giverny 1885

Giclée Canvas Print
$53.85
SKU: 18308-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:65 x 92 cm
Denver Museum of Art, Colorado, USA

Waterlilies or The Water Lily Pond (Nympheas), 1904 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print
SKU: 18307-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:88 x 91.4 cm
Denver Museum of Art, Colorado, USA

Waterloo Bridge, Sunlight Effect, 1903 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Waterloo Bridge, Sunlight Effect 1903

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.98
SKU: 18306-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:63.5 x 98.4 cm
Denver Museum of Art, Colorado, USA

The Houses in the Snow, Norway, 1895 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

The Houses in the Snow, Norway 1895

Giclée Canvas Print
$52.89
SKU: 18305-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:65.5 x 92.7 cm
Denver Museum of Art, Colorado, USA

The Seine at Lavacourt, 1880 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

The Seine at Lavacourt 1880

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.27
SKU: 18140-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:98.4 x 149.2 cm
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA

Poplars, Pink Effect, 1891 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Poplars, Pink Effect 1891

Giclée Canvas Print
$58.95
SKU: 18139-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:94 x 75 cm
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA

The Water Lily Pond (Clouds), 1903 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

The Water Lily Pond (Clouds) 1903

Giclée Canvas Print
$51.64
SKU: 18138-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:74.6 x 108 cm
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA

Poppy Field, 1926 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Poppy Field 1926

Giclée Canvas Print
$55.36
SKU: 18087-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:58 x 79 cm
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Japanese Footbridge, 1899 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

The Japanese Footbridge 1899

Giclée Canvas Print
$60.88
SKU: 17768-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:81.3 x 101.6 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

The Waterlily Pond, 1904 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

The Waterlily Pond 1904

Giclée Canvas Print
$74.93
SKU: 17197-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:90 x 92 cm
Private Collection

Nympheas at Giverny, 1908 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Nympheas at Giverny 1908

Giclée Canvas Print
$72.71
SKU: 17196-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:92 x 89 cm
Private Collection

Etretat, Cliff and Upstream Gate, 1883 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Etretat, Cliff and Upstream Gate 1883

Giclée Canvas Print
$61.01
SKU: 16995-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:65 x 81 cm
Private Collection

Under the Poplars, 1887 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Under the Poplars 1887

Giclée Canvas Print
$60.04
SKU: 16994-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:73 x 92 cm
Denver Museum of Art, Colorado, USA

The Garden of Vétheuil, 1881 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

The Garden of Vétheuil 1881

Giclée Canvas Print
$60.32
SKU: 16993-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:59.5 x 74.5 cm
Private Collection

Near Monte Carlo, 1883 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Near Monte Carlo 1883

Giclée Canvas Print
$60.88
SKU: 16991-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:65.6 x 82 cm
Private Collection

Vetheuil, 1880 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Vetheuil 1880

Giclée Canvas Print
$56.47
SKU: 16990-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:60 x 80 cm
Private Collection

Lemons on a Branch, 1884 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Lemons on a Branch 1884

Giclée Canvas Print
$63.08
SKU: 16989-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:65.5 x 54.3 cm
Private Collection

The Mediterranean by Mistral Wind, 1888 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

The Mediterranean by Mistral Wind 1888

Giclée Canvas Print
$53.16
SKU: 16988-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:65 x 92.3 cm
Private Collection

Water Lilies, c.1915-26 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Water Lilies c.1915-26

Giclée Canvas Print
$58.67
SKU: 16973-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:200 x 426 cm
Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri, USA

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