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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The Beach At Sainte Adresse - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
The Beach At Sainte Adresse
A Woman Reading - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
A Woman Reading
Houses Of Parliament  Westminster - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Houses Of Parliament Westminster
Water Lilies I 2 - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Water Lilies I 2
Water Lilies 1919 - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Water Lilies 1919
The Avenue - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
The Avenue
Field Of Tulips In Holland - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Field Of Tulips In Holland
In The Norvegienne - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
In The Norvegienne
Windmills In Holland - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Windmills In Holland
A Haystack - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
A Haystack
Water Lily Pond With Irises - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Water Lily Pond With Irises
Water Lilies12 - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Water Lilies12

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