Portrait of Claude Monet

Claude Monet Painting Reproductions Gallery 6 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 Thaw on the Seine, near Vetheuil, 1880 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Thaw on the Seine, near Vetheuil 1880

Oil Painting
$453
Canvas Print
$56.18
SKU: MCL-2419
Claude Monet
Original Size: 60 x 100 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Woman Seated under the Willows, 1880 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Woman Seated under the Willows 1880

Oil Painting
$512
Canvas Print
$55.77
SKU: MCL-2420
Claude Monet
Original Size: 81.1 x 60 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Chrysanthemums, 1878 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Chrysanthemums 1878

Oil Painting
$575
Canvas Print
$64.87
SKU: MCL-2421
Claude Monet
Original Size: 53.5 x 61.5 cm
Private Collection

Entrance to the Village of Vetheuil in Winter, 1879 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Entrance to the Village of Vetheuil in Winter 1879

Oil Painting
$530
Canvas Print
$50.10
SKU: MCL-2422
Claude Monet
Original Size: 60.6 x 81 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

The Church at Vetheuil, Snow, c.1878/79 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Church at Vetheuil, Snow c.1878/79

Oil Painting
$478
Canvas Print
$57.29
SKU: MCL-2423
Claude Monet
Original Size: 52 x 71 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

The Gare St-Lazare, 1877 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Gare St-Lazare 1877

Oil Painting
$470
Canvas Print
$67.06
SKU: MCL-2424
Claude Monet
Original Size: 54.3 x 73.6 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

The Saint Lazare Station, 1877 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Saint Lazare Station 1877

Oil Painting
$470
Canvas Print
$56.60
SKU: MCL-2425
Claude Monet
Original Size: 75.5 x 104 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

The Pont de l'Europe, Saint Lazare Station, 1877 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Pont de l'Europe, Saint Lazare Station 1877

Oil Painting
$525
Canvas Print
$61.29
SKU: MCL-2426
Claude Monet
Original Size: 64 x 81 cm
Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, France

The Railway Bridge at Argenteuil, c.1873/74 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Railway Bridge at Argenteuil c.1873/74

Oil Painting
$459
Canvas Print
$70.88
SKU: MCL-2427
Claude Monet
Original Size: 55 x 72 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Snow at Argenteuil, c.1874/75 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Snow at Argenteuil c.1874/75

Oil Painting
$459
Canvas Print
$50.10
SKU: MCL-2428
Claude Monet
Original Size: 54.6 x 73.7 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Boulevard Saint-Denis, Argenteuil, in Winter, 1875 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Boulevard Saint-Denis, Argenteuil, in Winter 1875

Oil Painting
$517
Canvas Print
$55.91
SKU: MCL-2429
Claude Monet
Original Size: 60.9 x 81.6 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

The Rue Montorgueil, Paris, Celebration of June 30, 1878 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Rue Montorgueil, Paris, Celebration of June 30 1878

Oil Painting
$520
Canvas Print
$50.10
SKU: MCL-2430
Claude Monet
Original Size: 80 x 48.5 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

The Boulevard des Capucines, 1873 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Boulevard des Capucines 1873

Oil Painting
$783
Canvas Print
$57.29
SKU: MCL-2431
Claude Monet
Original Size: 61 x 80 cm
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia

The Bridge at Argenteuil, 1874 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Bridge at Argenteuil 1874

Oil Painting
$574
Canvas Print
$94.80
SKU: MCL-2432
Claude Monet
Original Size: 60.5 x 80 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Banks of the Seine, Vetheuil, 1880 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Banks of the Seine, Vetheuil 1880

Oil Painting
$525
Canvas Print
$55.22
SKU: MCL-2433
Claude Monet
Original Size: 73.4 x 100.5 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Autumn Effect at Argenteuil, 1873 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Autumn Effect at Argenteuil 1873

Oil Painting
$473
Canvas Print
$50.10
SKU: MCL-2434
Claude Monet
Original Size: 55 x 74.5 cm
Courtauld Institute of Art, London, United Kingdom

The Sheltered Path, 1873 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Sheltered Path 1873

Oil Painting
$430
Canvas Print
$50.10
SKU: MCL-2435
Claude Monet
Original Size: 54.1 x 65.7 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

The Artist's Garden in Argenteuil (The Dahlias), 1873 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Artist's Garden in Argenteuil (The Dahlias) 1873

Oil Painting
$614
Canvas Print
$56.74
SKU: MCL-2436
Claude Monet
Original Size: 61 x 82.5 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Meadow with Poplars (Poplars near Argenteuil), 1875 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Meadow with Poplars (Poplars near Argenteuil) 1875

Oil Painting
$485
Canvas Print
$50.10
SKU: MCL-2437
Claude Monet
Original Size: 54.6 x 65.4 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Landscape: The Parc Monceau, Paris, 1876 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Landscape: The Parc Monceau, Paris 1876

Oil Painting
$538
Canvas Print
$55.49
SKU: MCL-2438
Claude Monet
Original Size: 59.7 x 82.6 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Spring (Fruit Trees in Bloom), 1873 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Spring (Fruit Trees in Bloom) 1873

Oil Painting
$539
Canvas Print
$50.10
SKU: MCL-2439
Claude Monet
Original Size: 62.2 x 100.6 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Camille Monet at the Window, Argenteuil, 1873 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Camille Monet at the Window, Argenteuil 1873

Oil Painting
$417
Canvas Print
$50.10
SKU: MCL-2440
Claude Monet
Original Size: 60.3 x 49.8 cm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, USA

The Artist's House at Argenteuil, 1873 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Artist's House at Argenteuil 1873

Oil Painting
$501
Canvas Print
$61.56
SKU: MCL-2441
Claude Monet
Original Size: 60.2 x 73.3 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Windmill at Zaandam, 1872 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Windmill at Zaandam 1872

Oil Painting
$339
Canvas Print
$50.10
SKU: MCL-2442
Claude Monet
Original Size: 48 x 73.5 cm
New Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, Denmark

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