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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Rue De La Bavolle, Honfleur - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Rue De La Bavolle, Honfleur
Sunset On The Seine In Winter - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Sunset On The Seine In Winter
In The Rowing Boat - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
In The Rowing Boat
Water Lilies18 - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Water Lilies18
Water Lilies 44 - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Water Lilies 44
Water Lilies11 - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Water Lilies11
Snow Effect With Setting Sun - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Snow Effect With Setting Sun
The Luncheon (Monet's Garden At Argenteuil) - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
The Luncheon (Monet's Garden At Argenteuil)
Willows In Springtime - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Willows In Springtime
An Orchard In Spring - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
An Orchard In Spring
Landscape At Giverny - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Landscape At Giverny
La Grenouillere - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
La Grenouillere

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