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Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926)



Monet's style and passion for painting paved the way for the Modern art movement.
Claude Monet was a founder of French impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting.


The term Impressionism is derived from the title of his painting Impression, Sunrise Impression, soleil levant. Oscar Claude Monet was born in Paris, attending the Swiss Academy for one year in 1859. Later studying in the studio of Glenyre he met Sisley and Renoir and the three of them began the Impressionist movement.
Monet moved to Giverny in 1883 where he began painting his home and the lily ponds and gardens in his beloved yard.
Some Famous Monet Oil Paintings include "Poppy Field in Argenteuil", "Walking near Argenteuil" and "London House of Parliament".
Some of the most famous of Claude Monet’s impressionist works "Water Lilies", which is actually the name for three different paintings that he did at various times in his life. The first was painted in 1903, the second in 1906 and the third he worked on between 1916-1923.