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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Sunflowers - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Sunflowers
Argenteuil (Red Boats) - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Argenteuil (Red Boats)
Water Lilies  Evening Effect - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Water Lilies Evening Effect
Springtime At Giverny - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Springtime At Giverny
A Cart On The Snow Covered Road With Saint Simeon Farm - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
A Cart On The Snow Covered Road With Saint Simeon Farm
The Boardwalk On The Beach At Trouville - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
The Boardwalk On The Beach At Trouville
Woman With A Parasol Aka Study Of A Figure Outdoors... - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Woman With A Parasol Aka Study Of A Figure Outdoors...
Water Lily Pond  Symphony In Rose - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Water Lily Pond Symphony In Rose
Sailboat At Le Petit Gennevilliers - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Sailboat At Le Petit Gennevilliers
Camille Aka The Woman In A Green Dress - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Camille Aka The Woman In A Green Dress
Antibes Seen From The Salis Gardens - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Antibes Seen From The Salis Gardens
Rouen Cathedral  The Portal In The Sun - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Rouen Cathedral The Portal In The Sun

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