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.

792 Claude Monet Paintings

The Red Cape (Madame Monet), c.1870 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Red Cape (Madame Monet) c.1870

Oil Painting
$426
Canvas Print
$60.45
SKU: MCL-10608
Claude Monet
Original Size: 99 x 79.8 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

The Railroad Station at Argenteuil, 1872 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Railroad Station at Argenteuil 1872

Oil Painting
$333
Canvas Print
$78.57
SKU: MCL-10609
Claude Monet
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Grand Canal, Venice, 1908 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Grand Canal, Venice 1908

Oil Painting
$494
Canvas Print
$59.21
SKU: MCL-10610
Claude Monet
Original Size: 73.5 x 92.5 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

The Ice Breaking Up, 1880 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Ice Breaking Up 1880

Oil Painting
$527
Canvas Print
$70.07
SKU: MCL-10611
Claude Monet
Original Size: 68 x 90 cm
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal

Le debacle - The Ice-Flows (Breakup of Ice), 1880 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Le debacle - The Ice-Flows (Breakup of Ice) 1880

Oil Painting
$499
Canvas Print
$67.95
SKU: MCL-10612
Claude Monet
Original Size: unknown
Palais des Beaux Arts, Lille, France

Morning at Antibes, 1888 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Morning at Antibes 1888

Oil Painting
$534
Canvas Print
$60.31
SKU: MCL-10613
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65.7 x 82.1 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

Antibes, Afternoon Effect, 1888 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Antibes, Afternoon Effect 1888

Oil Painting
$507
Canvas Print
$59.90
SKU: MCL-10614
Claude Monet
Original Size: 66 x 82.5 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Tulip Fields with the Rijnsburg Windmill, 1886 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Tulip Fields with the Rijnsburg Windmill 1886

Oil Painting
$542
Canvas Print
$72.04
SKU: MCL-10615
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65.5 x 81.5 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Low Tide at Pourville, near Dieppe, 1882 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Low Tide at Pourville, near Dieppe 1882

Oil Painting
$478
Canvas Print
$55.66
SKU: MCL-10616
Claude Monet
Original Size: 60 x 81.3 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

Haystack in the Sunlight, 1890 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Haystack in the Sunlight 1890

Oil Painting
$474
Canvas Print
$55.20
SKU: MCL-10617
Claude Monet
Original Size: 60 x 100 cm
Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland

Cap Martin, 1884 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Cap Martin 1884

Oil Painting
$486
Canvas Print
$60.45
SKU: MCL-10618
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65.2 x 81 cm
Private Collection

Camille Monet on her Deathbed, 1879 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Camille Monet on her Deathbed 1879

Oil Painting
$468
Canvas Print
$67.80
SKU: MCL-10619
Claude Monet
Original Size: 90 x 68 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Poplars at Giverny, Sunrise, 1888 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Poplars at Giverny, Sunrise 1888

Oil Painting
$541
Canvas Print
$60.03
SKU: MCL-10620
Claude Monet
Original Size: 74 x 92.7 cm
Museum Barberini, Potsdam, Germany

Poplars at Giverny, 1887 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Poplars at Giverny 1887

Oil Painting
$541
Canvas Print
$73.55
SKU: MCL-10621
Claude Monet
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Water Lilies (Reflections of Clouds on the Water-Lily Pond), c.1914/26 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Water Lilies (Reflections of Clouds on the ... c.1914/26

Oil Painting
$532
Canvas Print
$58.96
SKU: MCL-10622
Claude Monet
Original Size: 200 x 424.8 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

The Japanese Footbridge, c.1920/22 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Japanese Footbridge c.1920/22

Oil Painting
$454
Canvas Print
$94.79
SKU: MCL-10623
Claude Monet
Original Size: 89.5 x 116.3 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Agapanthus, c.1914/26 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Agapanthus c.1914/26

Oil Painting
$559
Canvas Print
$83.41
SKU: MCL-10624
Claude Monet
Original Size: 198.2 x 178.4 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

On the Cliff at Pourville, Clear Weather, 1882 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

On the Cliff at Pourville, Clear Weather 1882

Oil Painting
$507
Canvas Print
$73.40
SKU: MCL-10625
Claude Monet
Original Size: 64.7 x 80.7 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Low Tide at Varengeville (On the Cliff at Pourville), 1882 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Low Tide at Varengeville (On the Cliff at Pourville) 1882

Oil Painting
$452
Canvas Print
$56.06
SKU: MCL-10626
Claude Monet
Original Size: 60 x 81 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

The Thaw at Vetheuil (Melting of Floes), 1881 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Thaw at Vetheuil (Melting of Floes) 1881

Oil Painting
$525
Canvas Print
$49.63
SKU: MCL-10627
Claude Monet
Original Size: 60 x 100 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

Low Tide at Varengeville, 1882 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Low Tide at Varengeville 1882

Oil Painting
$507
Canvas Print
$72.34
SKU: MCL-10628
Claude Monet
Original Size: 64 x 82 cm
National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

Rough Weather at Etretat, 1883 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Rough Weather at Etretat 1883

Oil Painting
$494
Canvas Print
$60.85
SKU: MCL-10629
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65 x 81 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Shadows on the Sea, Pourville, 1882 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Shadows on the Sea, Pourville 1882

Oil Painting
$434
Canvas Print
$65.98
SKU: MCL-10630
Claude Monet
Original Size: 57 x 80 cm
New Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, Denmark

Rocks at Port-Coton, the Lion Rock, Belle Ile, 1886 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Rocks at Port-Coton, the Lion Rock, Belle Ile 1886

Oil Painting
$527
Canvas Print
$59.76
SKU: MCL-10631
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65.4 x 81.2 cm
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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