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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Pathway In Monets Garden At Giverny - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Pathway In Monets Garden At Giverny
Impression, Sunrise 2 - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Impression, Sunrise 2
In The Woods At Giverny - BlancheHoschede Monet At... - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
In The Woods At Giverny - BlancheHoschede Monet At...
In The Garden - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
In The Garden
Seascape  Night Effect - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Seascape Night Effect
In the Meadow (detail) - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
In the Meadow (detail)
Water Lillies I - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Water Lillies I
Arm Of The Seine Near Giverny At Sunrise - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Arm Of The Seine Near Giverny At Sunrise
The Rock Needle And The Porte D Aval - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
The Rock Needle And The Porte D Aval
Morning On The Seine In The Rain - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Morning On The Seine In The Rain
Poppy Field  Argenteuil - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Poppy Field Argenteuil
La Japonaise (or Camille Monet in Japanese Costume) - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
La Japonaise (or Camille Monet in Japanese Costume)

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