Portrait of Claude Monet

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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

Water Lilies I, 1905 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Water Lilies I 1905

Oil Painting
$488
Canvas Print
$65.47
SKU: MCL-2284
Claude Monet
Original Size: 89.5 x 100.3 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Water Lilies, 1905 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Water Lilies 1905

Oil Painting
$488
SKU: MCL-2285
Claude Monet
Original Size: 90 x 100 cm
Private Collection

Houses of Parliament, Fog Effect, 1904 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Houses of Parliament, Fog Effect 1904

Oil Painting
$554
SKU: MCL-2287
Claude Monet
Original Size: 92.7 x 82.6 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, USA

Houses of Parliament, Seagulls, 1904 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Houses of Parliament, Seagulls 1904

Oil Painting
$556
Canvas Print
$56.24
SKU: MCL-2288
Claude Monet
Original Size: 82 x 92 cm
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia

Houses of Parliament, Sunlight Effect, 1903 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Houses of Parliament, Sunlight Effect 1903

Oil Painting
$496
Canvas Print
$79.45
SKU: MCL-2289
Claude Monet
Original Size: 81.3 x 92.1 cm
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, USA

Houses of Parliament, Stormy Sky, 1904 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Houses of Parliament, Stormy Sky 1904

Oil Painting
$496
Canvas Print
$80.33
SKU: MCL-2290
Claude Monet
Original Size: 81.5 x 92 cm
Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lille, France

Waterloo Bridge, London, at Sunset, 1904 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Waterloo Bridge, London, at Sunset 1904

Oil Painting
$445
Canvas Print
$51.82
SKU: MCL-2291
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65.5 x 92.7 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Waterloo Bridge, Gray Day, 1903 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Waterloo Bridge, Gray Day 1903

Oil Painting
$530
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: MCL-2292
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65.1 x 100 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Waterloo Bridge, Effect of Fog, 1903 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Waterloo Bridge, Effect of Fog 1903

Oil Painting
$529
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: MCL-2293
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65.3 x 101 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Grand Canal, Venice, 1908 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Grand Canal, Venice 1908

Oil Painting
$555
Canvas Print
$57.97
SKU: MCL-2294
Claude Monet
Original Size: 73 x 90 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Palazzo da Mula, Venice, 1908 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Palazzo da Mula, Venice 1908

Oil Painting
$537
Canvas Print
$55.83
SKU: MCL-2295
Claude Monet
Original Size: 61.4 x 80.5 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

The Doge's Palace (Le Palais ducal), 1908 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Doge's Palace (Le Palais ducal) 1908

Oil Painting
$626
Canvas Print
$72.76
SKU: MCL-2296
Claude Monet
Original Size: 81.3 x 99.1 cm
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, USA

Water Lilies, c.1914/17 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Water Lilies c.1914/17

Oil Painting
$545
Canvas Print
$59.85
SKU: MCL-2297
Claude Monet
Original Size: 166.1 x 142.2 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Water Lilies, c.1897/98 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Water Lilies c.1897/98

Oil Painting
$417
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: MCL-2298
Claude Monet
Original Size: 66 x 104.1 cm
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California, USA

Water Lilies, Evening Effect, c.1897/98 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Water Lilies, Evening Effect c.1897/98

Oil Painting
$476
Canvas Print
$53.55
SKU: MCL-2299
Claude Monet
Original Size: 73 x 100 cm
Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, France

Japanese Bridge at Giverny (Water Lily Pond), 1900 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Japanese Bridge at Giverny (Water Lily Pond) 1900

Oil Painting
$510
Canvas Print
$65.07
SKU: MCL-2300
Claude Monet
Original Size: 89.8 x 101 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Water Lily Pond and Japanese Bridge, 1899 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Water Lily Pond and Japanese Bridge 1899

Oil Painting
$521
Canvas Print
$70.29
SKU: MCL-2301
Claude Monet
Original Size: 89.7 x 90.5 cm
Art Museum at Princeton University, New Jersey, USA

Water Lily Pond, (Symphony in Green), 1899 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Water Lily Pond, (Symphony in Green) 1899

Oil Painting
$521
Canvas Print
$70.56
SKU: MCL-2302
Claude Monet
Original Size: 88.3 x 93.1 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

White Lilies and Japanese Bridge, 1899 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

White Lilies and Japanese Bridge 1899

Oil Painting
$464
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: MCL-2303
Claude Monet
Original Size: 89 x 93 cm
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia

Water Lilies, 1906 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Water Lilies 1906

Oil Painting
$439
Canvas Print
$70.69
SKU: MCL-2304
Claude Monet
Original Size: 87.6 x 92.7 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Waterlilies, 1905 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Waterlilies 1905

Oil Painting
$470
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: MCL-2305
Claude Monet
Original Size: 81.9 x 101 cm
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Water Lilies (Nympheas), 1908 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Water Lilies (Nympheas) 1908

Oil Painting
$429
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: MCL-2306
Claude Monet
Original Size: 90 x 90 cm
Musee Municipal Alphonse-Georges Poulain, Vernon, France

Water Lilies, 1908 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Water Lilies 1908

Oil Painting
$509
Canvas Print
$73.64
SKU: MCL-2307
Claude Monet
Original Size: 80 x 80 cm
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA

Water Lilies, 1907 by Claude Monet | Painting Reproduction

Water Lilies 1907

Oil Painting
$429
Canvas Print
$63.31
SKU: MCL-2308
Claude Monet
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

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