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 Customs House at Varengeville, 1897 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

The Customs House at Varengeville 1897

Giclée Canvas Print
$52.77
SKU: 10993-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:65.6 x 92.8 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Stacks of Wheat (Sunset, Snow Effect), 1891 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print
SKU: 10992-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:65.3 x 100.4 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Stacks of Wheat (End of Day, Autumn), 1891 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print
SKU: 10991-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:65.8 x 101 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Sandvika, Norway, 1895 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Sandvika, Norway 1895

Giclée Canvas Print
$58.97
SKU: 10990-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:73.4 x 92.5 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Poppy Field, Giverny, 1891 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Poppy Field, Giverny 1891

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.00
SKU: 10989-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:61.2 x 93.1 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Houses of Parliament, London, c.1900/01 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Houses of Parliament, London c.1900/01

Giclée Canvas Print
$66.27
SKU: 10987-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:81 x 92 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Etretat: The Beach and the Falaise d'Amont, 1885 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print
SKU: 10986-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:69.3 x 66.1 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Charing Cross Bridge, London, 1901 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Charing Cross Bridge, London 1901

Giclée Canvas Print
$52.91
SKU: 10985-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:63.5 x 91.4 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Apples and Grapes, 1880 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Apples and Grapes 1880

Giclée Canvas Print
$60.35
SKU: 10984-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:66.2 x 82.3 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Norwegian Landscape, Blue Houses, 1895 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Norwegian Landscape, Blue Houses 1895

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.00
SKU: 10939-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:61 x 84 cm
Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, France

Argenteuil, 1875 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Argenteuil 1875

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.00
SKU: 10938-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:56 x 67 cm
Musee de l'Orangerie, Paris, France

Portrait of Blanche Hoschede as a Young Girl, c.1880 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print
SKU: 10937-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:46 x 38 cm
Musee des Beaux-Arts, Rouen, France

Train in the Snow at Argenteuil, n.d. by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Train in the Snow at Argenteuil n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.00
SKU: 10936-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:60 x 81.5 cm
Private Collection

The Little Branch of the Seine at Argenteuil, n.d. by Claude Monet | Canvas Print
SKU: 10935-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

The Houses of Parliament, Sunset, 1904 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

The Houses of Parliament, Sunset 1904

Giclée Canvas Print
$57.48
SKU: 10934-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Vetheuil, 1901 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Vetheuil 1901

Giclée Canvas Print
$63.49
SKU: 10933-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:89 x 92 cm
Private Collection

Falaise d'Etretat, 1883 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Falaise d'Etretat 1883

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.00
SKU: 10932-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:60 x 80.5 cm
Private Collection

The Hollow Needle at Etretat, 1883 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

The Hollow Needle at Etretat 1883

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.00
SKU: 10931-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Rocky Point at Port-Goulphar, 1887 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Rocky Point at Port-Goulphar 1887

Giclée Canvas Print
$51.62
SKU: 10930-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:72 x 58 cm
Private Collection

Vetheuil, View from Lavacourt, 1879 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Vetheuil, View from Lavacourt 1879

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.00
SKU: 10929-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:60 x 81 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

The Red Road near Menton, 1884 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

The Red Road near Menton 1884

Giclée Canvas Print
$60.21
SKU: 10928-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:66.1 x 82 cm
Private Collection

Spring in Giverny, 1890 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

Spring in Giverny 1890

Giclée Canvas Print
$60.21
SKU: 10927-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:65.5 x 81.3 cm
The Clark Art Institute, Massachusetts, USA

The Port of Honfleur, c.1865 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print

The Port of Honfleur c.1865

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.00
SKU: 10926-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Etretat: The Manneport, Reflections on the Water, 1885 by Claude Monet | Canvas Print
SKU: 10925-MCL
Claude Monet
Original Size:65.8 x 81.5 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

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