Claude Monet | the artist

The artist Claude Monet
Born Nov 14 1840, Paris, France.
Died Dec 5 1926 Giverny.

Style and technique of the artist: Impressionism, Painting, Post Impressionism,

French Impressionist painter, mainly of landscape subjects. Born in Paris, childhood and youth spent in Le Havre. As a youth showed flair for caricature. In 1858 met Boudin and was encouraged by him to paint out of doors. Moved to Paris 1859-60 and worked at the Acad-23mie Suisse, then served two years in the French Army in Algiers. Discharged 1862, met Jongkind and entered the studio of Gleyre in Paris where his fellow pupils Renoir, Sisley, Bazille became his friends.

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Claude Monet
Monet biography and works

Claude Monet in the Hermitage
Oscar-Claude Monet was born November 14, 1840, in Paris. He spent his childhood in the Normandy coastal town of Le Havre, where his father prospered as a grocer and ship chandler…

Claude Monet
Foundation Monet

Claude Monet
Works in the MOMA collection

Claude Monet
Works in the TATE collection

Claude Monet
Oscar-Claude Monet (1840-1926) is a famous French painter and one of the founders of the Impressionism movement along with his friends Renoir, Sisley and Bazille. Monet rejected the traditional approach to landscape painting and instead of copying old masters he had been learning from his friends and the nature itself. Monet observed variations of color and light caused by the daily or seasonal changes…

Claude Monet
Monet shared the preoccupations of some of his contemporaries, such as the painter Degas or the novelist Zola, who were trying to describe all the facets of modern life. The artist lived at Argenteuil from 1871 to 1878 and often went to Paris by the train which crossed the Seine over the railway bridge at Asnières, near where this scene takes place. The bridge in the foreground is the road bridge at Asnières, and the Clichy bridge can just be made out in the grey haze of the background…

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