Portrait of Claude Monet

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1840-1926

French Impressionist Painter

Claude Oscar Monet (November 14, 1840 - December 5, 1926) was a French impressionist painter.
Monet was born in Paris, but his family moved to Le Havre in Normandy when he was five. His father wanted him to go into the family grocery store business, but Claude Monet wanted to become an artist.
He first became known locally for his charcoal caricatures, which he would sell for ten to twenty francs. On the beaches of Normandy, he met fellow artist Eugene Boudin, who became his mentor and taught him to use oil paints. Boudin taught Monet en plein air (outdoor) techniques for painting.
When Monet travelled to Paris to visit The Louvre, he would see many painters imitating famous artists' work. Monet, having brought his paints and other tools with him, would instead go and sit by a window and paint what he saw.
Monet served in the army in Algeria for two years of a seven-year commitment (1860–1862), but upon his contracting typhoid his aunt Madame Lecadre intervened to get him out of the army if he agreed to complete an art course at a university.
Disillusioned with the traditional art taught at universities, instead in 1862 he joined the studio of Charles Gleyre in Paris, where he met Pierre- Auguste Renoir, Frederic Bazille, and Alfred Sisley. Together they shared new approaches to art, which later came to be known as impressionism, featuring open spaces and light painted with thick brushstrokes.
Monet's 1866 The Woman in the Green Dress (Camille, ou la femme à la robe verte), which brought him recognition, depicted Camille Doncieux. Shortly thereafter Doncieux became pregnant and bore their first child, Jean.
During the Franco-Prussian War (1870–1871), Monet took refuge in England to avoid the conflict. There he studied the works of John Constable and J. M. W. Turner.
Upon returning to France, in 1872 (or 1873) he painted Impression, Sunrise (Impression, soleil levant) depicting a Le Havre landscape. It hung in the first impressionist exhibition in 1874 and is now displayed in the Musée Marmottan-Monet, Paris. From the painting's title, art critic Louis Leroy coined the term "impressionism".
In 1870, Monet and Doncieux married and in 1873 moved into a house in Argenteuil near the Seine River. They had another son, Michel, on March 17, 1878. Madame Monet died of tuberculosis in 1879.
Alice Hoschedé decided to help Monet by bringing up his two children together with her own. They lived in Poissy, which Monet hated. In April 1883 they moved to a house in Giverny, Eure, in Haute-Normandie, where he planted a large garden which he painted for the rest of his life. Monet and Hoschedé married in 1892.
In the 1880s and 1890s, Monet began "series" painting - paintings of one subject in varying light and viewpoints. His first series is of Rouen Cathedral from different points of view and at different times of the day. Twenty views of the cathedral were exhibited at the Durand-Ruel gallery in 1895. He also made a series of paintings of haystacks.
Water Lily Pond (Le bassin aux Nympheas) 1899 Monet was exceptionally fond of painting controlled nature - his own garden, his water lilies, his pond, and his bridge. He also painted up and down the banks of the Seine.
Between 1883 and 1908, Monet travelled to the Mediterranean and painted many beautiful landscapes and seascapes such as Bordighera. Landmarks were another subject for Monet in the Mediterranean. His wife Alice died in 1911 and his son Jean died in 1914. Cataracts formed on his eyes for which he underwent two surgeries in 1923. He died December 5, 1926 and is buried in the Giverny church cemetery.
In 2004, London, the Parliament, Effects of Sun in the Fog (Le Parlement, Effet de Brouillard) (1904), sold for over U.S. $20 million.

793 Claude Monet Paintings

Entrance to the Port of Trouville, 1870 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Entrance to the Port of Trouville 1870

Oil Painting
$355
Canvas Print
$87.73
SKU: MCL-10584
Claude Monet
Original Size: 54 x 66 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary

The Chailly Road Through the Forest of Fontainebleau, 1865 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Chailly Road Through the Forest of Fontainebleau 1865

Oil Painting
$562
Canvas Print
$54.96
SKU: MCL-10585
Claude Monet
Original Size: 97 x 130.5 cm
Ordrupgaard, Copenhagen, Denmark

Ice on the Seine at Bougival, c.1864/69 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Ice on the Seine at Bougival c.1864/69

Oil Painting
$558
Canvas Print
$72.67
SKU: MCL-10586
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65 x 81 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Portrait of Madame Gaudibert, 1868 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of Madame Gaudibert 1868

Oil Painting
$683
Canvas Print
$77.60
SKU: MCL-10587
Claude Monet
Original Size: 217 x 138.5 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Dejeuner sur L'Herbe, Chailly (left panel), c.1865/66 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Dejeuner sur L'Herbe, Chailly (left panel) c.1865/66

Oil Painting
$617
Canvas Print
$49.13
SKU: MCL-10588
Claude Monet
Original Size: 418 x 150 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Dejeuner sur L'Herbe, Chailly, c.1865/66 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Dejeuner sur L'Herbe, Chailly c.1865/66

Oil Painting
$717
Canvas Print
$80.78
SKU: MCL-10589
Claude Monet
Original Size: 248 x 217 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Beach at Honfleur, c.1867 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Beach at Honfleur c.1867

Oil Painting
$472
Canvas Print
$67.57
SKU: MCL-10590
Claude Monet
Original Size: 60 x 81 cm
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California, USA

Arrival of the Normandy Train, Gare Saint-Lazare, 1877 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Arrival of the Normandy Train, Gare Saint-Lazare 1877

Oil Painting
$552
Canvas Print
$55.51
SKU: MCL-10591
Claude Monet
Original Size: 59.6 x 80.2 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Rough Sea at Etretat, c.1868/69 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Rough Sea at Etretat c.1868/69

Oil Painting
$428
Canvas Print
$49.13
SKU: MCL-10592
Claude Monet
Original Size: 66 x 131 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

The Coal Dockers, 1875 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Coal Dockers 1875

Oil Painting
$574
Canvas Print
$89.35
SKU: MCL-10593
Claude Monet
Original Size: 55 x 66 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Argenteuil, the Bridge under Repair, 1872 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Argenteuil, the Bridge under Repair 1872

Oil Painting
$531
Canvas Print
$92.45
SKU: MCL-10594
Claude Monet
Original Size: 60 x 80.5 cm
Private Collection

The Boardwalk at Trouville, 1870 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Boardwalk at Trouville 1870

Oil Painting
$477
Canvas Print
$61.33
SKU: MCL-10595
Claude Monet
Original Size: 54 x 65 cm
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, USA

Railroad Bridge, Argenteuil, 1874 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Railroad Bridge, Argenteuil 1874

Oil Painting
$510
Canvas Print
$90.70
SKU: MCL-10596
Claude Monet
Original Size: 54.3 x 73.3 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

Irises, c.1914/17 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Irises c.1914/17

Oil Painting
$610
Canvas Print
$93.33
SKU: MCL-10597
Claude Monet
Original Size: 200.7 x 149.9 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Flood Waters, 1896 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Flood Waters 1896

Oil Painting
$516
Canvas Print
$72.67
SKU: MCL-10598
Claude Monet
Original Size: 71 x 91.5 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Water-Lilies, Setting Sun, c.1907 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Water-Lilies, Setting Sun c.1907

Oil Painting
$578
Canvas Print
$58.90
SKU: MCL-10599
Claude Monet
Original Size: 73 x 92.7 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Water-Lilies, a.1907 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Water-Lilies a.1907

Oil Painting
$579
Canvas Print
$57.67
SKU: MCL-10600
Claude Monet
Original Size: 200.7 x 426.7 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

The Museum at Le Havre, 1873 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Museum at Le Havre 1873

Oil Painting
$557
Canvas Print
$69.07
SKU: MCL-10601
Claude Monet
Original Size: 75 x 100 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

The Beach at Trouville, 1870 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Beach at Trouville 1870

Oil Painting
$350
Canvas Print
$49.13
SKU: MCL-10602
Claude Monet
Original Size: 38 x 46.5 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Snow Scene at Argenteuil, 1875 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Snow Scene at Argenteuil 1875

Oil Painting
$578
Canvas Print
$72.38
SKU: MCL-10603
Claude Monet
Original Size: 71.1 x 91.4 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Poplars on the Epte, 1891 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Poplars on the Epte 1891

Oil Painting
$557
Canvas Print
$58.49
SKU: MCL-10604
Claude Monet
Original Size: 92.4 x 73.7 cm
Tate Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Lavacourt under Snow, 1881 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Lavacourt under Snow 1881

Oil Painting
$542
Canvas Print
$89.48
SKU: MCL-10605
Claude Monet
Original Size: 59.7 x 80.6 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

La Pointe de la Heve, Sainte-Adresse, 1864 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

La Pointe de la Heve, Sainte-Adresse 1864

Oil Painting
$473
Canvas Print
$50.30
SKU: MCL-10606
Claude Monet
Original Size: 41 x 73 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

The Seine at Bougival, Evening, 1869 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Seine at Bougival, Evening 1869

Oil Painting
$433
Canvas Print
$52.23
SKU: MCL-10607
Claude Monet
Original Size: 60 x 73.3 cm
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, USA

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