Portrait of Claude Monet

Claude Monet Painting Reproductions Gallery 9 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

Boulevard des Capucines, c.1873/74 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Boulevard des Capucines c.1873/74

Oil Painting
$566
Canvas Print
$55.03
SKU: MCL-2491
Claude Monet
Original Size: 80.3 x 60.3 cm
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, USA

The Robec Stream, Rouen (Factories at Deville), 1872 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Robec Stream, Rouen (Factories at Deville) 1872

Oil Painting
$327
SKU: MCL-2492
Claude Monet
Original Size: unknown
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

The Petit Bras of the Seine at Argenteuil, 1872 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Petit Bras of the Seine at Argenteuil 1872

Oil Painting
$420
Canvas Print
$67.12
SKU: MCL-2493
Claude Monet
Original Size: 52.6 x 71.8 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

The Seine at Argenteuil, 1873 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Seine at Argenteuil 1873

Oil Painting
$405
Canvas Print
$61.32
SKU: MCL-2494
Claude Monet
Original Size: 50.5 x 61 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

View of the Argenteuil Plain from San nois Hills, 1872 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

View of the Argenteuil Plain from San nois Hills 1872

Oil Painting
$397
SKU: MCL-2495
Claude Monet
Original Size: 52 x 72 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Jean Monet on His Horse Tricycle, 1872 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Jean Monet on His Horse Tricycle 1872

Oil Painting
$417
Canvas Print
$51.77
SKU: MCL-2496
Claude Monet
Original Size: 59.1 x 73 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Still Life with Melon, c.1876 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with Melon c.1876

Oil Painting
$509
Canvas Print
$53.69
SKU: MCL-2497
Claude Monet
Original Size: 53 x 73 cm
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal

The Tea Set, 1872 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Tea Set 1872

Oil Painting
$503
Canvas Print
$52.88
SKU: MCL-2498
Claude Monet
Original Size: 53.3 x 72.7 cm
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA

Regatta at Argenteuil, 1874 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Regatta at Argenteuil 1874

Oil Painting
$493
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: MCL-2499
Claude Monet
Original Size: 60 x 100 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

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

The Seine Bridge at Argenteuil 1874

Oil Painting
$327
SKU: MCL-2500
Claude Monet
Original Size: unknown
Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Train in the Snow (The Locomotive), 1875 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Train in the Snow (The Locomotive) 1875

Oil Painting
$430
Canvas Print
$55.29
SKU: MCL-2501
Claude Monet
Original Size: 59 x 78 cm
Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, France

Boulevard de Pontoise at Argenteuil, Snow Effect, 1875 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Boulevard de Pontoise at Argenteuil, Snow Effect 1875

Oil Painting
$476
SKU: MCL-2502
Claude Monet
Original Size: 60.2 x 81.2 cm
Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland

La Japonaise (Camille Monet in Japanese Costume), 1876 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

La Japonaise (Camille Monet in Japanese Costume) 1876

Oil Painting
$566
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: MCL-2503
Claude Monet
Original Size: 231.8 x 142.3 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

The Turkeys, 1877 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Turkeys 1877

Oil Painting
$464
Canvas Print
$89.25
SKU: MCL-2504
Claude Monet
Original Size: 174.5 x 172.5 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Gladioli, c.1876 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Gladioli c.1876

Oil Painting
$520
Canvas Print
$53.69
SKU: MCL-2505
Claude Monet
Original Size: 55.8 x 82.5 cm
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA

The Parc Monceau, 1878 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Parc Monceau 1878

Oil Painting
$509
Canvas Print
$54.09
SKU: MCL-2506
Claude Monet
Original Size: 72.7 x 54.3 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Poppies near Vetheuil, c.1879 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Poppies near Vetheuil c.1879

Oil Painting
$520
Canvas Print
$58.51
SKU: MCL-2507
Claude Monet
Original Size: 73 x 92 cm
E.G. Buhrle Foundation Collection, Zurich, Switzerland

Jerusalem Artichoke Flowers, 1880 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Jerusalem Artichoke Flowers 1880

Oil Painting
$626
Canvas Print
$53.29
SKU: MCL-2508
Claude Monet
Original Size: 99.6 x 73 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Fruit Still Life, Pears and Grapes, 1880 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Fruit Still Life, Pears and Grapes 1880

Oil Painting
$501
Canvas Print
$50.66
SKU: MCL-2509
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65 x 80 cm
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

Wheat Field, Corn, 1881 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Wheat Field, Corn 1881

Oil Painting
$486
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: MCL-2510
Claude Monet
Original Size: 64.6 x 81 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

The Church at Varengeville, against the Sunset, 1882 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Church at Varengeville, against the Sunset 1882

Oil Painting
$506
Canvas Print
$97.82
SKU: MCL-2511
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65 x 81.3 cm
Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham, United Kingdom

The Church at Varengeville, Grey Weather, 1882 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Church at Varengeville, Grey Weather 1882

Oil Painting
$429
SKU: MCL-2512
Claude Monet
Original Size: unknown
Speed Art Museum, Louisville, USA

Cliff Walk at Pourville, 1882 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Cliff Walk at Pourville 1882

Oil Painting
$509
Canvas Print
$59.04
SKU: MCL-2513
Claude Monet
Original Size: 66.5 x 82.3 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Etretat, Beach and the Porte d'Amont, 1883 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Etretat, Beach and the Porte d'Amont 1883

Oil Painting
$496
Canvas Print
$72.76
SKU: MCL-2514
Claude Monet
Original Size: 66 x 81 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

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