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

Spring in Giverny, 1890 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Spring in Giverny 1890

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.24
SKU: 11089-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:60 x 100 cm
Private Collection

Barges at Asnieres, 1873 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Barges at Asnieres 1873

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.24
SKU: 11088-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:55 x 74 cm
Private Collection

The Riverbank at Lavacourt, Snow, 1879 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

The Riverbank at Lavacourt, Snow 1879

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.24
SKU: 11087-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:55 x 74 cm
Private Collection

Windmills Near Zaandam, 1871 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Windmills Near Zaandam 1871

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.24
SKU: 11086-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:40 x 72 cm
The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, USA

Charing Cross Bridge, 1903 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Charing Cross Bridge 1903

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.82
SKU: 11085-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:73 x 104.1 cm
Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri, USA

The Promenade with the Railroad Bridge, Argenteuil, 1874 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print
SKU: 11084-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:53.7 x 72.1 cm
Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri, USA

Rocks at Belle-Isle, Port-Domois, 1886 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Rocks at Belle-Isle, Port-Domois 1886

Giclée Canvas Print
$61.05
SKU: 11083-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:72.4 x 58.4 cm
Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri, USA

Cliffs near Pourville, 1882 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Cliffs near Pourville 1882

Giclée Canvas Print
$55.36
SKU: 11082-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:60.4 x 80.9 cm
Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, Netherlands

Waterloo Bridge, Morning Fog, 1901 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Waterloo Bridge, Morning Fog 1901

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.24
SKU: 11081-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:65.7 x 100.2 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

Under the Pines, Evening, 1888 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Under the Pines, Evening 1888

Giclée Canvas Print
$59.29
SKU: 11080-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:73 x 92.1 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

The Zuiderkerk, Amsterdam (Looking up the Groenburgwal), c.1874 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print
SKU: 11079-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:54.4 x 65.4 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

The Japanese Footbridge and the Water Lily Pool, Giverny, 1899 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print
SKU: 11078-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:89.2 x 93.3 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

The Grande Creuse at Pont de Vervy, 1889 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

The Grande Creuse at Pont de Vervy 1889

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.24
SKU: 11077-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:73.8 x 92.7 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

Port of Le Havre, 1874 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Port of Le Havre 1874

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.24
SKU: 11076-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:60.3 x 101.9 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

Poplars, 1891 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Poplars 1891

Giclée Canvas Print
$51.08
SKU: 11075-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:93 x 74.1 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

Morning Haze, 1894 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Morning Haze 1894

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.24
SKU: 11074-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:65.7 x 100.3 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

Marine View with a Sunset, c.1875 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Marine View with a Sunset c.1875

Giclée Canvas Print
$79.37
SKU: 11073-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:49.5 x 65.1 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

Manne-Porte, Etretat, 1885 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Manne-Porte, Etretat 1885

Giclée Canvas Print
$59.70
SKU: 11072-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:65.4 x 81.3 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

Japanese Footbridge, Giverny, 1895 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Japanese Footbridge, Giverny 1895

Giclée Canvas Print
$60.78
SKU: 11071-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:78.7 x 97.8 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

Flowers in a Vase, 1888 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Flowers in a Vase 1888

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.24
SKU: 11069-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:80 x 45.1 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

Coast of Normandy, 1882 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Coast of Normandy 1882

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.24
SKU: 11068-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:65.1 x 81.6 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

Nympheas, 1915 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Nympheas 1915

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.35
SKU: 11061-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:130 x 153 cm
Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, France

The Studio Boat, 1875 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

The Studio Boat 1875

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.24
SKU: 11060-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:54 x 65 cm
Musee d'Art et d'Histoire, Neuchatel, Switzerland

Landscape at Vetheuil, 1880 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Landscape at Vetheuil 1880

Giclée Canvas Print
$68.77
SKU: 11059-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:59.7 x 80 cm
Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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