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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Water Lilies10 - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Water Lilies10
The Flowered Garden - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
The Flowered Garden
Lady with a Parasol - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Lady with a Parasol
Argenteuil  Seen From The Small Arm Of The Seine 2 - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Argenteuil Seen From The Small Arm Of The Seine 2
Jeanne Marguerite Lecadre In The Garden - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Jeanne Marguerite Lecadre In The Garden
A Cliff Near Dieppe - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
A Cliff Near Dieppe
Water Lily Pool - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Water Lily Pool
The Boats: Regatta At Argenteuil - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
The Boats: Regatta At Argenteuil
The Bridge In Monets Garden - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
The Bridge In Monets Garden
Water Lilies19 - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Water Lilies19
The Bridge At Argenteuil - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
The Bridge At Argenteuil
A Field At Gennevilliers - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
A Field At Gennevilliers

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