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

Rouen Cathedral: The Portal (Sunlight), 1894 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Rouen Cathedral: The Portal (Sunlight) 1894

Oil Painting
$580
Canvas Print
$48.24
SKU: MCL-2344
Claude Monet
Original Size: 99.7 x 65.7 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

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

The Portal of Rouen Cathedral at Midday 1894

Oil Painting
$590
Canvas Print
$50.52
SKU: MCL-2345
Claude Monet
Original Size: 106.3 x 73.7 cm
The Clark Art Institute, Massachusetts, USA

Rouen Cathedral, The Portal, Morning Fog, 1894 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Rouen Cathedral, The Portal, Morning Fog 1894

Oil Painting
$580
Canvas Print
$48.24
SKU: MCL-2346
Claude Monet
Original Size: 101 x 66 cm
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

The Four Trees, Poplars, 1891 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Four Trees, Poplars 1891

Oil Painting
$550
Canvas Print
$62.24
SKU: MCL-2347
Claude Monet
Original Size: 81.9 x 81.6 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Poppy Field, c.1890 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Poppy Field c.1890

Oil Painting
$527
Canvas Print
$48.24
SKU: MCL-2349
Claude Monet
Original Size: 60.5 x 92 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Meadows at Giverny, 1888 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Meadows at Giverny 1888

Oil Painting
$533
Canvas Print
$54.73
SKU: MCL-2350
Claude Monet
Original Size: 92 x 80 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

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

Poplars on the Bank of the Epte River 1891

Oil Painting
$527
Canvas Print
$48.24
SKU: MCL-2351
Claude Monet
Original Size: 100.3 x 65.2 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

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

Poplars on the Epte 1891

Oil Painting
$516
Canvas Print
$73.12
SKU: MCL-2352
Claude Monet
Original Size: 81.8 x 81.3 cm
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Haystacks, White Frost Effect, 1891 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Haystacks, White Frost Effect 1891

Oil Painting
$388
Canvas Print
$51.98
SKU: MCL-2353
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65 x 92 cm
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Haystack at Sunset, 1891 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Haystack at Sunset 1891

Oil Painting
$484
Canvas Print
$58.23
SKU: MCL-2354
Claude Monet
Original Size: 73.3 x 92.7 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Stack of Wheat, 1891 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Stack of Wheat 1891

Oil Painting
$460
Canvas Print
$51.45
SKU: MCL-2355
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65.6 x 92 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Stack of Wheat (Snow Effect, Overcast Day), 1891 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Stack of Wheat (Snow Effect, Overcast Day) 1891

Oil Painting
$453
Canvas Print
$51.05
SKU: MCL-2356
Claude Monet
Original Size: 66 x 93 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

The Haystacks or The End of the Summer at Giverny, 1891 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Haystacks or The End of the Summer at Giverny 1891

Oil Painting
$534
Canvas Print
$73.10
SKU: MCL-2357
Claude Monet
Original Size: 60 x 100 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Haystacks in the Sunlight, Midday, 1890 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Haystacks in the Sunlight, Midday 1890

Oil Painting
$505
Canvas Print
$58.97
SKU: MCL-2358
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65.6 x 100.6 cm
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia

The Thames at Charing Cross, 1903 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Thames at Charing Cross 1903

Oil Painting
$442
Canvas Print
$65.91
SKU: MCL-2359
Claude Monet
Original Size: 73 x 100 cm
Musee d'Art Contemporain, Lyon, France

Irises in Monet's Garden at Giverny, 1900 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Irises in Monet's Garden at Giverny 1900

Oil Painting
$562
Canvas Print
$62.87
SKU: MCL-2360
Claude Monet
Original Size: 81 x 92 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Branch of the Seine near Giverny, 1897 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Branch of the Seine near Giverny 1897

Oil Painting
$482
Canvas Print
$98.15
SKU: MCL-2361
Claude Monet
Original Size: 75 x 92.5 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Haystacks, 1893 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Haystacks 1893

Oil Painting
$534
Canvas Print
$48.24
SKU: MCL-2362
Claude Monet
Original Size: unknown
Springfield Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

The Petite Creuse River (The Old Tree at the Confluence), 1889 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Petite Creuse River (The Old Tree at the ... 1889

Oil Painting
$532
Canvas Print
$51.17
SKU: MCL-2363
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65.9 x 93.1 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Valley Of The Petite Creuse, 1889 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Valley Of The Petite Creuse 1889

Oil Painting
$517
Canvas Print
$48.24
SKU: MCL-2364
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65.4 x 81.3 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Rapids on the Petite Creuse at Fresselines, 1889 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Rapids on the Petite Creuse at Fresselines 1889

Oil Painting
$482
Canvas Print
$52.78
SKU: MCL-2365
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65.4 x 91.8 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Ravine of the Creuse, Sunlight Effect, 1889 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Ravine of the Creuse, Sunlight Effect 1889

Oil Painting
$493
Canvas Print
$48.24
SKU: MCL-2366
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65 x 92.4 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Cap d'Antibes, Mistral Wind, 1888 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Cap d'Antibes, Mistral Wind 1888

Oil Painting
$434
Canvas Print
$50.66
SKU: MCL-2367
Claude Monet
Original Size: 66 x 81.3 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Antibes Seen from the Plateau Notre Dame, 1888 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Antibes Seen from the Plateau Notre Dame 1888

Oil Painting
$493
Canvas Print
$71.65
SKU: MCL-2368
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65.7 x 81.3 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

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