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 Lilies 44 - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Water Lilies 44
Irises - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Irises
Fishing Boats At Sea - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Fishing Boats At Sea
Willows In Springtime - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Willows In Springtime
Landscape With Thunderstorm - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Landscape With Thunderstorm
Windmill At Zaandam - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Windmill At Zaandam
Yellow Irises With Pink Cloud - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Yellow Irises With Pink Cloud
Wood Lane - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Wood Lane
Sunset - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Sunset
Le Pave de Chailly - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Le Pave de Chailly
Jean Monet On His Horse Tricycle - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Jean Monet On His Horse Tricycle
Landscape On The Ile Saint Martin - Claude Oscar Monet - www.claudemonetgallery.org
Landscape On The Ile Saint Martin

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