Portrait of Claude Monet

Claude Monet Painting Reproductions Gallery 4 of 33

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

Antibes Seen from the Salis Gardens, 1888 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Antibes Seen from the Salis Gardens 1888

Oil Painting
$548
Canvas Print
$50.10
SKU: MCL-2369
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65 x 92 cm
Private Collection

Antibes Seen from the Salis Garden, 1888 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Antibes Seen from the Salis Garden 1888

Oil Painting
$571
Canvas Print
$59.36
SKU: MCL-2370
Claude Monet
Original Size: 73 x 92 cm
Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

A Bend in the River Epte, Near Giverny, 1888 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

A Bend in the River Epte, Near Giverny 1888

Oil Painting
$548
Canvas Print
$60.46
SKU: MCL-2371
Claude Monet
Original Size: 73.7 x 92.9 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

Port-Domois, Belle-Isle, 1887 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Port-Domois, Belle-Isle 1887

Oil Painting
$539
Canvas Print
$61.70
SKU: MCL-2372
Claude Monet
Original Size: 64.8 x 81.3 cm
Yale University Art Gallery, Connecticut, USA

Rocks at Port-Goulphar, Belle-Ile, 1886 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Rocks at Port-Goulphar, Belle-Ile 1886

Oil Painting
$490
Canvas Print
$60.74
SKU: MCL-2373
Claude Monet
Original Size: 66 x 81.8 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Belle Ile, Rain Effect, 1886 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Belle Ile, Rain Effect 1886

Oil Painting
$501
Canvas Print
$50.10
SKU: MCL-2374
Claude Monet
Original Size: 60 x 73 cm
Bridgestone Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

The 'Pyramids' of Port Coton, Belle Ile en Mer, 1886 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The 'Pyramids' of Port Coton, Belle Ile en Mer 1886

Oil Painting
$508
Canvas Print
$50.10
SKU: MCL-2375
Claude Monet
Original Size: 59.5 x 73 cm
New Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, Denmark

The 'Pyramids' of Port Coton, Belle Ile en Mer, 1886 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The 'Pyramids' of Port Coton, Belle Ile en Mer 1886

Oil Painting
$522
Canvas Print
$52.87
SKU: MCL-2376
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65 x 81 cm
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia

The Rocks, Etretat, 1886 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Rocks, Etretat 1886

Oil Painting
$501
Canvas Print
$50.10
SKU: MCL-2377
Claude Monet
Original Size: 66 x 81 cm
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia

Haystacks at Giverny, c.1884/89 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Haystacks at Giverny c.1884/89

Oil Painting
$501
Canvas Print
$50.10
SKU: MCL-2378
Claude Monet
Original Size: 64.5 x 81 cm
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia

Haystack at Giverny, 1886 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Haystack at Giverny 1886

Oil Painting
$470
Canvas Print
$55.91
SKU: MCL-2379
Claude Monet
Original Size: 60.5 x 81.5 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Boating on the River Epte, 1890 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Boating on the River Epte 1890

Oil Painting
$512
Canvas Print
$69.85
SKU: MCL-2380
Claude Monet
Original Size: 133 x 145 cm
Museu de Arte Assis Chateaubriand, Sao Paulo, Brazil

The Empty Boat, c.1887/90 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Empty Boat c.1887/90

Oil Painting
$482
Canvas Print
$85.89
SKU: MCL-2381
Claude Monet
Original Size: 146 x 133 cm
Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, France

In the Woods at Giverny (Blanche Hoschede at Her Easel with Suzanne Hoschede Reading), 1887 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

In the Woods at Giverny (Blanche Hoschede at Her ... 1887

Oil Painting
$552
Canvas Print
$70.95
SKU: MCL-2382
Claude Monet
Original Size: 91.4 x 97.8 cm
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California, USA

Springtime, 1886 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Springtime 1886

Oil Painting
$540
Canvas Print
$60.74
SKU: MCL-2383
Claude Monet
Original Size: 64.8 x 80.6 cm
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Poppy Field at Giverny, 1885 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Poppy Field at Giverny 1885

Oil Painting
$501
Canvas Print
$50.10
SKU: MCL-2384
Claude Monet
Original Size: 60 x 73 cm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, USA

Poppy Field in a Hollow near Giverny, 1885 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Poppy Field in a Hollow near Giverny 1885

Oil Painting
$476
Canvas Print
$60.59
SKU: MCL-2385
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65.1 x 81.3 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

The Corniche near Monaco, 1884 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Corniche near Monaco 1884

Oil Painting
$537
Canvas Print
$60.46
SKU: MCL-2386
Claude Monet
Original Size: 75 x 94 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Menton Seen from Cap Martin, 1884 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Menton Seen from Cap Martin 1884

Oil Painting
$490
Canvas Print
$52.35
SKU: MCL-2387
Claude Monet
Original Size: 67.2 x 81.6 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Bordighera, 1884 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Bordighera 1884

Oil Painting
$526
Canvas Print
$60.46
SKU: MCL-2388
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65 x 81 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Bordighera, Italy, 1884 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Bordighera, Italy 1884

Oil Painting
$442
SKU: MCL-2389
Claude Monet
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Villas at Bordighera, 1884 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Villas at Bordighera 1884

Oil Painting
$485
Canvas Print
$80.08
SKU: MCL-2390
Claude Monet
Original Size: 115 x 130 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Palm Trees at Bordighera, 1884 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Palm Trees at Bordighera 1884

Oil Painting
$563
Canvas Print
$60.05
SKU: MCL-2391
Claude Monet
Original Size: 64.8 x 81.3 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Boats on the Beach at Etretat, 1885 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Boats on the Beach at Etretat 1885

Oil Painting
$474
Canvas Print
$59.77
SKU: MCL-2392
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65.5 x 81.3 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

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