Portrait of Claude Monet

Claude Monet Painting Reproductions Gallery 7 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

Lilacs, Grey Weather, c.1872/73  by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Lilacs, Grey Weather c.1872/73

Oil Painting
$438
Canvas Print
$57.98
SKU: MCL-2443
Claude Monet
Original Size: 50 x 65.5 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Springtime (The Reader), 1872 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Springtime (The Reader) 1872

Oil Painting
$390
Canvas Print
$50.10
SKU: MCL-2444
Claude Monet
Original Size: 50 x 65.5 cm
The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, USA

Regatta at Argenteuil, c.1872 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Regatta at Argenteuil c.1872

Oil Painting
$442
Canvas Print
$50.10
SKU: MCL-2445
Claude Monet
Original Size: 48 x 75 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Impression, Sunrise (Soleil Levant), 1872 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Impression, Sunrise (Soleil Levant) 1872

Oil Painting
$390
Canvas Print
$58.39
SKU: MCL-2446
Claude Monet
Original Size: 50 x 65 cm
Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, France

Poppies at Argenteuil, 1873 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Poppies at Argenteuil 1873

Oil Painting
$453
Canvas Print
$58.39
SKU: MCL-2447
Claude Monet
Original Size: 50 x 65 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

The Luncheon (Monet's Garden at Argenteuil), c.1873 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Luncheon (Monet's Garden at Argenteuil) c.1873

Oil Painting
$538
Canvas Print
$61.15
SKU: MCL-2448
Claude Monet
Original Size: 160 x 201 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

The Basin at Argenteuil, 1872 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Basin at Argenteuil 1872

Oil Painting
$564
Canvas Print
$67.36
SKU: MCL-2449
Claude Monet
Original Size: 60 x 80.5 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

The Plain of Colombes, White Frost, 1873 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Plain of Colombes, White Frost 1873

Oil Painting
$520
Canvas Print
$50.10
SKU: MCL-2450
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65.3 x 90.8 cm
Prefectual Museum of Modern Art, Niigata, Japan

The Promenade at Argenteuil, c.1872 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Promenade at Argenteuil c.1872

Oil Painting
$442
Canvas Print
$57.98
SKU: MCL-2451
Claude Monet
Original Size: 50.4 x 65.2 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Argenteuil, Late Afternoon, 1872 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Argenteuil, Late Afternoon 1872

Oil Painting
$485
Canvas Print
$50.10
SKU: MCL-2452
Claude Monet
Original Size: 60 x 81 cm
Private Collection

The Zaan at Zaandam, 1871 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Zaan at Zaandam 1871

Oil Painting
$399
Canvas Print
$50.10
SKU: MCL-2453
Claude Monet
Original Size: 42 x 73 cm
Private Collection

The Thames below Westminster, 1871 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Thames below Westminster 1871

Oil Painting
$422
Canvas Print
$60.02
SKU: MCL-2454
Claude Monet
Original Size: 47 x 73 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Zaandam, Holland, 1871 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Zaandam, Holland 1871

Oil Painting
$453
Canvas Print
$50.10
SKU: MCL-2455
Claude Monet
Original Size: 47.8 x 73 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

La Grenouillere, 1869 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

La Grenouillere 1869

Oil Painting
$470
Canvas Print
$56.60
SKU: MCL-2456
Claude Monet
Original Size: 74.6 x 99.7 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Bathers at la Grenouillere, 1869 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Bathers at la Grenouillere 1869

Oil Painting
$459
Canvas Print
$100.50
SKU: MCL-2457
Claude Monet
Original Size: 73 x 92 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

The Magpie, 1869 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Magpie 1869

Oil Painting
$485
Canvas Print
$50.10
SKU: MCL-2458
Claude Monet
Original Size: 89 x 130 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Garden of the Princess, Louvre, 1867 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Garden of the Princess, Louvre 1867

Oil Painting
$636
Canvas Print
$50.10
SKU: MCL-2459
Claude Monet
Original Size: 91.8 x 61.9 cm
Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio, USA

The Quai du Louvre, c.1866/67 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Quai du Louvre c.1866/67

Oil Painting
$525
Canvas Print
$88.03
SKU: MCL-2460
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65 x 93 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands

Women in the Garden, 1866 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Women in the Garden 1866

Oil Painting
$593
Canvas Print
$74.10
SKU: MCL-2461
Claude Monet
Original Size: 255 x 205 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Flowering Garden at Sainte-Adresse, c.1866 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Flowering Garden at Sainte-Adresse c.1866

Oil Painting
$367
Canvas Print
$52.61
SKU: MCL-2462
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65 x 54 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

The Beach at Sainte Adresse, 1867 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Beach at Sainte Adresse 1867

Oil Painting
$485
Canvas Print
$55.63
SKU: MCL-2463
Claude Monet
Original Size: 75.8 x 102.5 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

The Regatta at Sainte Adresse, 1867 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Regatta at Sainte Adresse 1867

Oil Painting
$501
Canvas Print
$55.07
SKU: MCL-2464
Claude Monet
Original Size: 75.2 x 101.6 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

La Rue de La Bavolle at Honfleur, 1864 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

La Rue de La Bavolle at Honfleur 1864

Oil Painting
$413
Canvas Print
$50.10
SKU: MCL-2465
Claude Monet
Original Size: 56 x 61 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

La Rue de La Bavolle at Honfleur, 1864 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

La Rue de La Bavolle at Honfleur 1864

Oil Painting
$399
Canvas Print
$58.88
SKU: MCL-2466
Claude Monet
Original Size: unknown
Stadtische Kunssthalle, Mannheim, Germany

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