Portrait of Claude Monet

Claude Monet Painting Reproductions Gallery 5 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

The Departure of the Boats, Etretat, 1885 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Departure of the Boats, Etretat 1885

Oil Painting
$514
Canvas Print
$58.51
SKU: MCL-2393
Claude Monet
Original Size: 73.5 x 93 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Etretat in the Rain, 1886 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Etretat in the Rain 1886

Oil Painting
$409
Canvas Print
$60.92
SKU: MCL-2394
Claude Monet
Original Size: 60.5 x 73.5 cm
Nasjonalgalleriet, Oslo, Norway

The Cliffs at Etretat, 1885 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Cliffs at Etretat 1885

Oil Painting
$429
Canvas Print
$59.58
SKU: MCL-2395
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65.3 x 81 cm
The Clark Art Institute, Massachusetts, USA

The Manneporte, Etretat, 1883 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Manneporte, Etretat 1883

Oil Painting
$429
Canvas Print
$58.91
SKU: MCL-2396
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65.4 x 81.3 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

The Manneporte near Etretat, 1886 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Manneporte near Etretat 1886

Oil Painting
$510
Canvas Print
$59.58
SKU: MCL-2397
Claude Monet
Original Size: 81.3 x 65.4 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

The Cliff at Dieppe, 1882 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Cliff at Dieppe 1882

Oil Painting
$506
Canvas Print
$73.95
SKU: MCL-2398
Claude Monet
Original Size: 66 x 82 cm
Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland

Fisherman's Cottage on the Cliffs at Varengeville, 1882 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Fisherman's Cottage on the Cliffs at Varengeville 1882

Oil Painting
$510
Canvas Print
$66.53
SKU: MCL-2399
Claude Monet
Original Size: 60.6 x 81.6 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Road at La Cavee, Pourville, 1882 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Road at La Cavee, Pourville 1882

Oil Painting
$389
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: MCL-2400
Claude Monet
Original Size: 60.3 x 81.6 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Sea Coast at Trouville, 1881 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Sea Coast at Trouville 1881

Oil Painting
$470
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: MCL-2401
Claude Monet
Original Size: 60.7 x 81.3 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

The Rocks at Pourville, Low Tide, 1882 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Rocks at Pourville, Low Tide 1882

Oil Painting
$486
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: MCL-2402
Claude Monet
Original Size: 64.3 x 78.7 cm
Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Rochester, New York, USA

The Rocks at Belle-Ile, the Wild Coast, 1886 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Rocks at Belle-Ile, the Wild Coast 1886

Oil Painting
$506
Canvas Print
$72.46
SKU: MCL-2403
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65 x 81.5 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Woman with a Parasol Facing Left, 1886 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Woman with a Parasol Facing Left 1886

Oil Painting
$486
Canvas Print
$49.14
SKU: MCL-2404
Claude Monet
Original Size: 131 x 88 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Woman with a Parasol Facing Right, 1886 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Woman with a Parasol Facing Right 1886

Oil Painting
$489
Canvas Print
$60.44
SKU: MCL-2405
Claude Monet
Original Size: 131 x 88 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Etretat, Rough Sea, 1883 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Etretat, Rough Sea 1883

Oil Painting
$475
Canvas Print
$61.05
SKU: MCL-2406
Claude Monet
Original Size: 81 x 100 cm
Musee d'Art Contemporain, Lyon, France

The Fisherman's House at Varengeville, 1882 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Fisherman's House at Varengeville 1882

Oil Painting
$475
Canvas Print
$60.52
SKU: MCL-2407
Claude Monet
Original Size: 60 x 78 cm
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Bouquet of Mallows (Vase of Flowers), c.1881/82 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Bouquet of Mallows (Vase of Flowers) c.1881/82

Oil Painting
$580
Canvas Print
$49.16
SKU: MCL-2409
Claude Monet
Original Size: 100.4 x 81.8 cm
Courtauld Institute of Art, London, United Kingdom

Bouquet of Sunflowers, 1881 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Bouquet of Sunflowers 1881

Oil Painting
$584
Canvas Print
$59.71
SKU: MCL-2410
Claude Monet
Original Size: 101 x 81.3 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

The Steps at Vetheuil, 1881 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Steps at Vetheuil 1881

Oil Painting
$567
Canvas Print
$59.04
SKU: MCL-2412
Claude Monet
Original Size: 80 x 65 cm
Private Collection

Chrysanthemums, 1882 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Chrysanthemums 1882

Oil Painting
$595
Canvas Print
$60.25
SKU: MCL-2413
Claude Monet
Original Size: 100.3 x 81.9 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

The Artist's Garden at Vetheuil, 1880 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Artist's Garden at Vetheuil 1880

Oil Painting
$523
Canvas Print
$57.97
SKU: MCL-2414
Claude Monet
Original Size: 151.5 x 121 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

View of Vetheuil, 1880 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

View of Vetheuil 1880

Oil Painting
$456
Canvas Print
$55.16
SKU: MCL-2415
Claude Monet
Original Size: 80 x 60.3 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Vetheuil in Summer, 1880 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Vetheuil in Summer 1880

Oil Painting
$523
Canvas Print
$54.05
SKU: MCL-2416
Claude Monet
Original Size: 60 x 99.7 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Vetheuil in Winter, c.1878/79 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Vetheuil in Winter c.1878/79

Oil Painting
$506
Canvas Print
$56.09
SKU: MCL-2417
Claude Monet
Original Size: 68.5 x 89.8 cm
Frick Collection, New York, USA

The Floating Ice, 1880 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Floating Ice 1880

Oil Painting
$486
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: MCL-2418
Claude Monet
Original Size: 97 x 151 cm
Shelburne Museum, Vermont, USA

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