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

The Sea at Fecamp, 1881 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

The Sea at Fecamp 1881

Giclée Canvas Print
$75.10
SKU: 11165-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:65.5 x 82 cm
Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany

The Meadow (La Prairie), 1879 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

The Meadow (La Prairie) 1879

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.05
SKU: 11164-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:81.3 x 99.7 cm
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, USA

Vetheuil in the Mist, 1879 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Vetheuil in the Mist 1879

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.05
SKU: 11162-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:60 x 71 cm
Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, France

The Church at Vetheuil, Winter, 1879 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

The Church at Vetheuil, Winter 1879

Giclée Canvas Print
$81.49
SKU: 11161-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:65 x 50 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Argenteuil, the Bank in Flower, 1877 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Argenteuil, the Bank in Flower 1877

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.05
SKU: 11160-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:54 x 65 cm
Private Collection

Meadow at Bezons, 1874 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Meadow at Bezons 1874

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.75
SKU: 11159-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:57 x 80 cm
Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany

London, Houses of Parliament, Sunset, 1903 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print
SKU: 11158-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:81.2 x 92 cm
Private Collection

Break-up of the Ice on the Seine, near Bennecourt, c.1892/93 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print
SKU: 11157-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:65 x 100 cm
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Rouen Cathedral: Setting Sun, 1894 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Rouen Cathedral: Setting Sun 1894

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.05
SKU: 11156-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:100 x 65 cm
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom

The Seashore at Sainte-Adresse, 1864 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

The Seashore at Sainte-Adresse 1864

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.05
SKU: 11155-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:40 x 73 cm
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota, USA

The Japanese Bridge, c.1923/25 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

The Japanese Bridge c.1923/25

Giclée Canvas Print
$58.06
SKU: 11154-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:88.9 x 116.2 cm
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota, USA

Still Life with Pheasants and Plovers, 1879 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print
SKU: 11153-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:67.9 x 90.2 cm
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota, USA

The Hunt, 1876 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

The Hunt 1876

Giclée Canvas Print
$60.26
SKU: 11152-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:170 x 137 cm
Private Collection

The Road from Chailly to Fontainebleau, c.1864/65 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print
SKU: 11151-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:98 x 130 cm
Private Collection

The Beach at Trouville, 1870 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

The Beach at Trouville 1870

Giclée Canvas Print
$52.82
SKU: 11149-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:50 x 70 cm
Private Collection

The Church at Vetheuil, 1881 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

The Church at Vetheuil 1881

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.05
SKU: 11147-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:47.6 x 73 cm
Private Collection

Effect of Snow, Limetz, 1886 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Effect of Snow, Limetz 1886

Giclée Canvas Print
$75.10
SKU: 11145-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:65 x 81 cm
Private Collection

Vase of Chrysanthemums, 1882 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Vase of Chrysanthemums 1882

Giclée Canvas Print
$90.08
SKU: 11144-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:95.3 x 70 cm
Private Collection

Trees at Varengeville, 1882 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Trees at Varengeville 1882

Giclée Canvas Print
$75.25
SKU: 11143-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:60 x 73.5 cm
Private Collection

The Lime Trees in Poissy, 1882 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

The Lime Trees in Poissy 1882

Giclée Canvas Print
$60.67
SKU: 11142-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:80.7 x 65 cm
Private Collection

Strada Romana in Bordighera, 1884 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Strada Romana in Bordighera 1884

Giclée Canvas Print
$74.18
SKU: 11141-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:64.7 x 81.3 cm
Private Collection

Nympheas (Water Lilies), 1908 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Nympheas (Water Lilies) 1908

Giclée Canvas Print
$89.17
SKU: 11140-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:91.4 x 93 cm
Private Collection

Vetheuil, Effect of Sun, 1901 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Vetheuil, Effect of Sun 1901

Giclée Canvas Print
$57.93
SKU: 11139-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:82 x 93 cm
Private Collection

At the Parc Monceau, 1878 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

At the Parc Monceau 1878

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.05
SKU: 11138-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:65.3 x 54.2 cm
Private Collection

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