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

Water Lilies, Nympheas, 1907 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Water Lilies, Nympheas 1907

Oil Painting
$429
Canvas Print
$73.64
SKU: MCL-2309
Claude Monet
Original Size: 81 x 81 cm
Musee d'Art at d'Industrie, Saint-Etienne, France

Water Lilies, Water Landscape, 1907 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Water Lilies, Water Landscape 1907

Oil Painting
$456
Canvas Print
$64.26
SKU: MCL-2310
Claude Monet
Original Size: 82.5 x 93 cm
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, USA

Water Lilies, 1908 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Water Lilies 1908

Oil Painting
$502
Canvas Print
$65.47
SKU: MCL-2311
Claude Monet
Original Size: 101 x 90 cm
Fuji Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Water Lilies, 1907 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Water Lilies 1907

Oil Painting
$546
Canvas Print
$64.53
SKU: MCL-2312
Claude Monet
Original Size: 92.1 x 81.2 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

Water Lily Pond, 1907 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Water Lily Pond 1907

Oil Painting
$464
Canvas Print
$53.15
SKU: MCL-2313
Claude Monet
Original Size: 101 x 74.5 cm
Bridgestone Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

Water Lilies, 1907 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Water Lilies 1907

Oil Painting
$464
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: MCL-2314
Claude Monet
Original Size: 100 x 73 cm
Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, France

Waterloo Bridge, Misty Morning, 1902 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Waterloo Bridge, Misty Morning 1902

Oil Painting
$509
Canvas Print
$58.36
SKU: MCL-2326
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65 x 100 cm
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

Waterloo Bridge, Sunlight Effect, 1903 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Waterloo Bridge, Sunlight Effect 1903

Oil Painting
$464
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: MCL-2327
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65.7 x 101 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Charing Cross Bridge, Reflections on the Thames, c.1901/04 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Charing Cross Bridge, Reflections on the Thames c.1901/04

Oil Painting
$510
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: MCL-2328
Claude Monet
Original Size: 66.1 x 101 cm
Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland, USA

Charing Cross Bridge, 1902 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Charing Cross Bridge 1902

Oil Painting
$456
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: MCL-2329
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65 x 81 cm
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Spring at Giverny, 1900 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Spring at Giverny 1900

Oil Painting
$445
Canvas Print
$61.95
SKU: MCL-2330
Claude Monet
Original Size: 89 x 93 cm
Private Collection

The Artist's Garden at Giverny, 1900 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Artist's Garden at Giverny 1900

Oil Painting
$581
Canvas Print
$70.96
SKU: MCL-2331
Claude Monet
Original Size: 89.5 x 92.1 cm
Yale University Art Gallery, Connecticut, USA

The Seine at Giverny, Morning Mists, 1897 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Seine at Giverny, Morning Mists 1897

Oil Painting
$496
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: MCL-2332
Claude Monet
Original Size: 88.9 x 91.4 cm
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, USA

Morning on the Seine, 1897 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Morning on the Seine 1897

Oil Painting
$468
Canvas Print
$71.36
SKU: MCL-2333
Claude Monet
Original Size: 89.9 x 92.7 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

The Seine at Giverny, 1897 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Seine at Giverny 1897

Oil Painting
$417
Canvas Print
$59.31
SKU: MCL-2334
Claude Monet
Original Size: 81.5 x 100.5 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Branch of the Seine near Giverny, 1896 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Branch of the Seine near Giverny 1896

Oil Painting
$485
Canvas Print
$49.78
SKU: MCL-2335
Claude Monet
Original Size: 73.7 x 93 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

At the Val Saint-Nicolas, near Diepper, Morning, 1897 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

At the Val Saint-Nicolas, near Diepper, Morning 1897

Oil Painting
$505
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: MCL-2336
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65 x 100 cm
Phillips Collection, Washington, USA

Steep Cliffs near Dieppe, 1897 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Steep Cliffs near Dieppe 1897

Oil Painting
$470
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: MCL-2337
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65 x 100.5 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Rouen Cathedral Facade and Tour d'Albane (Morning Effect), 1894 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Rouen Cathedral Facade and Tour d'Albane (Morning ... 1894

Oil Painting
$523
Canvas Print
$50.34
SKU: MCL-2338
Claude Monet
Original Size: 106.1 x 73.9 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Rouen Cathedral, Tour d'Albane, Grey Weather, 1894 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Rouen Cathedral, Tour d'Albane, Grey Weather 1894

Oil Painting
$556
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: MCL-2339
Claude Monet
Original Size: 100 x 73 cm
Musee des Beaux Arts et de la Ceramique, Rouen, France

Rouen Cathedral at Sunset, 1894 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Rouen Cathedral at Sunset 1894

Oil Painting
$561
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: MCL-2340
Claude Monet
Original Size: 100 x 65 cm
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia

Rouen Cathedral at Midday, 1894 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Rouen Cathedral at Midday 1894

Oil Painting
$591
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: MCL-2341
Claude Monet
Original Size: 101 x 65 cm
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia

Rouen Cathedral, West Facade, 1894 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Rouen Cathedral, West Facade 1894

Oil Painting
$584
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: MCL-2342
Claude Monet
Original Size: 100.1 x 65.9 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Rouen Cathedral, West Facade, Sunlight, 1894 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Rouen Cathedral, West Facade, Sunlight 1894

Oil Painting
$584
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: MCL-2343
Claude Monet
Original Size: 100.1 x 65.8 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

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