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 Lily Pond, 1916 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

The Lily Pond 1916

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.06
SKU: 11058-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:130.5 x 200.5 cm
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

Waves Breaking, 1881 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Waves Breaking 1881

Giclée Canvas Print
$90.72
SKU: 11057-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:59.7 x 81.3 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Sailboats on the Seine, 1874 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Sailboats on the Seine 1874

Giclée Canvas Print
$61.90
SKU: 11056-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:54 x 65.4 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Monet's Garden at Giverny, 1895 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Monet's Garden at Giverny 1895

Giclée Canvas Print
$65.14
SKU: 11055-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:81.5 x 92 cm
E.G. Buhrle Foundation Collection, Zurich, Switzerland

Gardener's House at Antibes, 1888 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Gardener's House at Antibes 1888

Giclée Canvas Print
$52.84
SKU: 11054-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:66.3 x 93 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

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

Water Lilies (Agapanthus) c.1915/26

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.05
SKU: 11053-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:201.3 x 425.8 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

Rouen Cathedral: The Portal (Morning Effect), 1894 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print
SKU: 11052-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:107 x 74 cm
Beyeler Foundation Collection, Basel, Switzerland

The Palazzo Dario, 1908 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

The Palazzo Dario 1908

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.38
SKU: 11051-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:92.3 x 73.2 cm
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Tow-Path at Argenteuil, c.1875 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Tow-Path at Argenteuil c.1875

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.05
SKU: 11050-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:60 x 100 cm
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA

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

The Cliffs at Fecamp 1881

Giclée Canvas Print
$59.60
SKU: 11049-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:65 x 81.1 cm
Art Gallery and Museums, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

The Entrance to the Port of Le Havre, 1870 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print
SKU: 11047-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:50.2 x 61.3 cm
Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, USA

The Artist's Garden at Vetheuil, 1881 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

The Artist's Garden at Vetheuil 1881

Giclée Canvas Print
$51.38
SKU: 11046-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:100.3 x 81.3 cm
Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, USA

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

Water Lilies c.1915

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.05
SKU: 11045-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:151.4 x 201 cm
Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

The Bridge at Argenteuil, 1874 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

The Bridge at Argenteuil 1874

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.05
SKU: 11044-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:59.8 x 81.4 cm
Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Water Lilies, c.1916/26 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Water Lilies c.1916/26

Giclée Canvas Print
$57.75
SKU: 11043-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:200 x 425.4 cm
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, USA

Jean-Pierre Hoschede and Michel Monet on the Banks of the Epte, c.1887/90 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print
SKU: 11041-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:76 x 96.5 cm
National Gallery of Art, Ottawa, Canada

A Stormy Sea, c.1884 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

A Stormy Sea c.1884

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.88
SKU: 11040-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:60 x 73.7 cm
National Gallery of Art, Ottawa, Canada

Meadow at Giverny, 1894 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Meadow at Giverny 1894

Giclée Canvas Print
$58.39
SKU: 11037-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:92 x 73 cm
Art Museum at Princeton University, New Jersey, USA

Waterloo Bridge, London at Dusk, 1904 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Waterloo Bridge, London at Dusk 1904

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.05
SKU: 11035-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:65.7 x 101.6 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Sainte-Adresse, 1867 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Sainte-Adresse 1867

Giclée Canvas Print
$51.62
SKU: 11034-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:57 x 80 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

The Cradle - Camille with the Artist's Son Jean, 1867 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print
SKU: 11033-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:116.2 x 88.8 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Cliffs at Pourville, 1882 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Cliffs at Pourville 1882

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.05
SKU: 11032-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:60 x 100 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Bridge at Argenteuil on a Gray Day, c.1876 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print
SKU: 11031-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:61 x 80.3 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Ships Riding on the Seine at Rouen, c.1872/73 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print
SKU: 11030-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:37.7 x 46 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

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