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 was born on November 14, 1840 on the fifth floor of 45 rue Laffitte,in the ninth arrondissement of Paris. He was the second son Claude Adolphe Monet and Louise-Justine Aubree. On the first of April 1851, Monet entered the Le Havre secondary school of the arts. He became known locally for this charcoal caricatures, which he would sell for ten to twenty francs. Monet also undertook his first drawing lessons from Jacques-Francois Ochard, a former student of Jacques-Louis David. On the beaches of Normandy in about 1856/1857 he meet fellow artist Eugéne Boudin who became his mentor and taught him to use oil paints. Boudin taught Monet "en plein air" (outdoor) techniques for painting.
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Impression  Sunrise - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Impression Sunrise
Water Lilies - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Water Lilies
Water Lily Pond - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Water Lily Pond
San Giorgio Maggiore At Dusk - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
San Giorgio Maggiore At Dusk
La Promenade - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
La Promenade
Self Portrait With A Beret - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Self Portrait With A Beret
Wild Poppies, Near Argenteuil - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Wild Poppies, Near Argenteuil
Irises In Monets Garden - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Irises In Monets Garden
Madame Monet and Child (Camille Monet and a Child in... - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Madame Monet and Child (Camille Monet and a Child in...
Water Lily Pond  Water Irises - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Water Lily Pond Water Irises
The Artists Family In The Garden - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
The Artists Family In The Garden
Morning On The Seine 2 - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Morning On The Seine 2

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