Portrait of Claude Monet

Claude Monet - Painting Reproductions Gallery 13 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.

791 Paintings of Monet

The Rocks at Belle-Ile, 1886 by Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Rocks at Belle-Ile 1886

Oil Painting
$492
Canvas Print
$68.88
SKU: MCL-10632
Claude Monet
Original Size: unknown
Musee des Beaux Arts, Reims, France

Boulevard Heloise, Argenteuil, 1872 by Monet | Painting Reproduction

Boulevard Heloise, Argenteuil 1872

Oil Painting
$312
Canvas Print
$45.72
SKU: MCL-10633
Claude Monet
Original Size: 33.6 x 57.7 cm
Yale University Art Gallery, Connecticut, USA

Camille on the Beach at Trouville, 1870 by Monet | Painting Reproduction

Camille on the Beach at Trouville 1870

Oil Painting
$329
Canvas Print
$45.72
SKU: MCL-10634
Claude Monet
Original Size: 38.1 x 46.4 cm
Yale University Art Gallery, Connecticut, USA

The Church of Varengeville and the Gorge of Moutiers Pass, 1882 by Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Church of Varengeville and the Gorge of ... 1882

Oil Painting
$472
Canvas Print
$63.01
SKU: MCL-10635
Claude Monet
Original Size: unknown
Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

Sun Setting over the Seine at Lavacourt. Winter Effect, 1880 by Monet | Painting Reproduction

Sun Setting over the Seine at Lavacourt. Winter Effect 1880

Oil Painting
$459
Canvas Print
$45.86
SKU: MCL-10636
Claude Monet
Original Size: 101 x 150 cm
Petit Palais Musee des Beaux Arts, Paris, France

Antibes (The Esterel Mountains), 1888 by Monet | Painting Reproduction

Antibes (The Esterel Mountains) 1888

Oil Painting
$455
Canvas Print
$49.00
SKU: MCL-10637
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65.5 x 92.4 cm
Courtauld Institute of Art, London, United Kingdom

Customhouse, Varengeville, 1882 by Monet | Painting Reproduction

Customhouse, Varengeville 1882

Oil Painting
$480
Canvas Print
$61.61
SKU: MCL-10638
Claude Monet
Original Size: 60.3 x 81.4 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

Valley of the Creuse (Gray Day), 1889 by Monet | Painting Reproduction

Valley of the Creuse (Gray Day) 1889

Oil Painting
$457
Canvas Print
$55.68
SKU: MCL-10639
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65.5 x 81.2 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Valley of the Creuse (Sunset), 1889 by Monet | Painting Reproduction

Valley of the Creuse (Sunset) 1889

Oil Painting
$366
Canvas Print
$56.42
SKU: MCL-10640
Claude Monet
Original Size: unknown
Musee d'Unterlinden, Colmar, France

Winter Sun, Lavacourt (Snowy Landscape at Twilight), c.1879/80 by Monet | Painting Reproduction

Winter Sun, Lavacourt (Snowy Landscape at Twilight) c.1879/80

Oil Painting
$383
Canvas Print
$56.72
SKU: MCL-10641
Claude Monet
Original Size: 55 x 81 cm
Musee des Beaux-Arts Andre Malraux, Le Havre, France

Gardens of the Villa Moreno, Bordighera, 1884 by Monet | Painting Reproduction

Gardens of the Villa Moreno, Bordighera 1884

Oil Painting
$471
Canvas Print
$46.84
SKU: MCL-10642
Claude Monet
Original Size: 73 x 93 cm
Norton Museum of Art, Florida, USA

Houses of Parliament, Fog Effect, 1903 by Monet | Painting Reproduction

Houses of Parliament, Fog Effect 1903

Oil Painting
$467
Canvas Print
$74.32
SKU: MCL-10643
Claude Monet
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Waterloo Bridge: the Sun in a Fog, 1903 by Monet | Painting Reproduction

Waterloo Bridge: the Sun in a Fog 1903

Oil Painting
$411
Canvas Print
$50.89
SKU: MCL-10644
Claude Monet
Original Size: 73.7 x 100.3 cm
National Gallery of Art, Ottawa, Canada

Grainstack (Snow Effect), 1891 by Monet | Painting Reproduction

Grainstack (Snow Effect) 1891

Oil Painting
$464
Canvas Print
$48.12
SKU: MCL-10645
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65.4 x 92.4 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Morning on the Seine, Giverny, 1897 by Monet | Painting Reproduction

Morning on the Seine, Giverny 1897

Oil Painting
$535
Canvas Print
$75.03
SKU: MCL-10646
Claude Monet
Original Size: 81.9 x 93.3 cm
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, USA

Poplars on the Banks of the River Epte at Dusk, 1891 by Monet | Painting Reproduction

Poplars on the Banks of the River Epte at Dusk 1891

Oil Painting
$490
Canvas Print
$74.80
SKU: MCL-10647
Claude Monet
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Cliffs at Varengeville, 1897 by Monet | Painting Reproduction

Cliffs at Varengeville 1897

Oil Painting
$471
Canvas Print
$58.95
SKU: MCL-10648
Claude Monet
Original Size: 65 x 92 cm
Musee des Beaux-Arts Andre Malraux, Le Havre, France

Rouen Cathedral, Evening, Harmony in Brown, 1894 by Monet | Painting Reproduction

Rouen Cathedral, Evening, Harmony in Brown 1894

Oil Painting
$492
Canvas Print
$79.68
SKU: MCL-10649
Claude Monet
Original Size: 107 x 73 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Rouen Cathedral, Blue Harmony, Morning Sunlight, 1894 by Monet | Painting Reproduction

Rouen Cathedral, Blue Harmony, Morning Sunlight 1894

Oil Painting
$515
Canvas Print
$78.05
SKU: MCL-10650
Claude Monet
Original Size: 91 x 63 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Rouen Cathedral in Full Sunlight: Harmony in Blue and Gold, 1894 by Monet | Painting Reproduction

Rouen Cathedral in Full Sunlight: Harmony in Blue ... 1894

Oil Painting
$491
Canvas Print
$77.89
SKU: MCL-10651
Claude Monet
Original Size: 107 x 73 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Rouen Cathedral, Harmony in White, Morning Light, 1894 by Monet | Painting Reproduction

Rouen Cathedral, Harmony in White, Morning Light 1894

Oil Painting
$492
Canvas Print
$77.24
SKU: MCL-10652
Claude Monet
Original Size: 106 x 73 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Rouen Cathedral, the West Portal, Dull Weather, 1894 by Monet | Painting Reproduction

Rouen Cathedral, the West Portal, Dull Weather 1894

Oil Painting
$532
Canvas Print
$73.67
SKU: MCL-10653
Claude Monet
Original Size: 100 x 65 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Palazzo Contarini, 1908 by Monet | Painting Reproduction

Palazzo Contarini 1908

Oil Painting
$480
Canvas Print
$67.48
SKU: MCL-10654
Claude Monet
Original Size: 73 x 92 cm
Private Collection

The Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, 1908 by Monet | Painting Reproduction

The Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice 1908

Oil Painting
$424
Canvas Print
$59.38
SKU: MCL-10655
Claude Monet
Original Size: 64.7 x 92 cm
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana, USA

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