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
La Japonaise (or Camille Monet in Japanese Costume) - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
La Japonaise (or Camille Monet in Japanese Costume)
L'Ally Point, Low Tide - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
L'Ally Point, Low Tide
Irises3 - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Irises3
A Farmyard In Normandy - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
A Farmyard In Normandy
Water Lilies 43 - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Water Lilies 43
Water Lilies13 - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Water Lilies13
The Artist's Garden at Vetheuil  1880 - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
The Artist's Garden at Vetheuil 1880
Water Lilies (The Clouds) (1903) - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Water Lilies (The Clouds) (1903)
Water Lilies And Agapanthus59 - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Water Lilies And Agapanthus59
Self Portrait In His Atelier - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Self Portrait In His Atelier
A Woman Reading - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
A Woman Reading

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