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Artist: Claude Monet (1840 - 1926)
Nationality: French
Movement: Impressionism
Media: Painting
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Biography:
Claude Monet was born in Paris, but raised on the Normandy coast. He began his art career as a caricaturist. In 1858, painter, Eugene Boudin, introduced a young Monet to landscape. One of Monet’s paintings, Impression: Sunrise, supplied the Impressionists with the name for their new movement. In 1873, Monet set up a floating studio on the Seine and began to paint landscapes in the Impressionist style. In the early years of the movement from 1874 to 1886, their exhibitions received much criticism. Yet as he grew in popularity, Monet’s work began to sell in the 1880's, making him the first Impressionist to develop an international reputation extending all the way to the United States. Monet held his position as one of France’s premiere artists until the development of Cubism. In 1899, he began a series at his home in Giverny, painting his Japanese-inspired gardens, specifically planted as subject matter for Monet’s paintings. He painted at Giverny until his death, making the famous paintings, Water lilies Monet’s final major series. Monet's family lived in LeHavre near the sea in Northern France where he developed his lifelong direction to painting out-of-doors scenes. In the 1870s Monet and Renoir created the broken color technique of classic impressions: realizing an image of light and atmosphere. Monet wanted to make the operation of painting visible. He found delight in the reflections of water, sea breezes, the light of the sun, the pleasures of the countryside, and the value of the present moment. The term - Impressionism - came into existence when a hostile critic had looked at one of his paintings in 1874 entitled -Impression: Sunrise -. Monet had adopted Manet's concept of painting and applied it to exterior landscapes. His paintings are flooded with sunlight, they are Impressionistic in its shimmering, luminous colors. In the 1880s, the members of the original Impressionist group began to drift apart and Monet became the only artist of that period who stayed faithful to the Impressionist view of nature. About 1890, he began to paint pictures in series, showing the same subject under various conditions of light and atmosphere. He bought a house at Giverney and began to cultivate a water-lily garden. For the next 40 years he worked on pictures of his water garden. By 1900 he was quite affluent and exhibited regularly.


Artworks in Museum Collections: (60)
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Paul Paulin - Claude Monet late 1800's - e bronze, marble base Cleveland Museum of Art French
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Auguste Renoir - Claude Monet 1872 oil on canvas National Gallery of Art French
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CAMILLE SUR SON LIT DE MORT (1879) by MONET Claude
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MEULES, FIN DE L'ETE, GIVERNY (1891) by MONET Claude
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Dr. Leclenché, 1864 Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926)Oil on canvas; 18 x 12 3/4 in. (45.7
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Claude Monet - The Red Kerchief: Portrait of Mrs. Monet 1868-78 oil on fabric Cleveland Museum of Art French
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LA TAMISE A CHARING-CROSS (1903) by MONET Claude
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NYMPHEAS BLEUS (1er quart 20e siècle) by MONET Claude Oscar
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Camille Monet (1847-1879) on a Garden Bench, 1873 Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926)Oil on canvas; 23
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Vue générale de Rouen,1892 (1892) by MONET Claude
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Claude Monet - Woman with a Parasol - Madame Monet and Her Son 1875 oil on canvas National Gallery of Art French
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CARRIERES-SAINT-DENIS (1872) by MONET Claude
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PORTRAIT DE BLANCHE HOSCHEDE A 14 ANS (TITRE MODERNE) ; BLANCHE HOSCHEDE-MONET ENFANT (TITRE ANCIEN) (1879) by MONET Claude
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LE MONT KOLSAAS EN NORVEGE (1895) by MONET Claude
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The Stroller (Suzanne Hoschedé, 1866-1899), 1887 Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926)Oil on canvas; 39 5/8 x
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The Four Trees, 1891 Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926)Oil on canvas; 32 1/4 x 32 1/8
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LE PRINTEMPS (1882) by MONET Claude
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ZAANDAM (1871) by MONET Claude
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LA CATHEDRALE DE ROUEN ; LE PORTAIL, TEMPS GRIS ; HARMONIE GRISE (1892) by MONET Claude
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MEDITATION ; MADAME MONET AU CANAPE (1870 vers ; 1871 ET) by MONET Claude
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LE PONT D'ARGENTEUIL (1874) by MONET Claude
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View of Vétheuil, 1880 Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926)Oil on canvas; 31 1/2 x 23 3/4
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Jean Monet (1867-1913) on His Hobby Horse, 1872 Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926)Oil on canvas; 23
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The Manneporte near Étretat, 1886 Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926)Oil on canvas; 32 x 25 3/4
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Ice Floes, 1893 Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926)Oil on canvas; 26 x 39 1/2 in. (66
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Bouquet of Sunflowers, 1881 Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926)Oil on canvas; 39 3/4 x 32 in.
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CHAMPS DE TULIPES EN HOLLANDE (1886) by MONET Claude
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DEBACLE SUR LA SEINE OU LES GLACONS (1880) by MONET Claude
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The Seine at Vétheuil, 1880 Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926)Oil on canvas; 23 3/4 x 39
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FEMMES AU JARDIN, A VILLE D'AVRAY (1866 vers ; 1867 ET) by MONET Claude
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FALAISE A ETRETAT (1888) by MONET Claude
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LA PIE (1867 vers ; 1868 ou) by MONET Claude Oscar
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LE BASSIN AUX NYMPHEAS ; HARMONIE VERTE (1899) by MONET Claude
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Camille Monet (1847-1879) in the Garden at Argenteuil, 1876 Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926)Oil on canvas;
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CHRYSANTHEMES (1878) by MONET Claude
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LA CATHEDRALE DE ROUEN ; LE PORTAIL ET LA TOUR SAINT ROMAIN ; PLEIN SOLEIL ; HARMONIE BLEUE ET OR (1893) by MONET Claude
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LA CATHEDRALE DE ROUEN.LE PORTAIL ET LA TOUR D'ALBANE.TEMPS GRIS (1893) by MONET Claude
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Île aux Orties near Vernon, 1897 Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926)Oil on canvas; 28 7/8 x
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Chrysanthemums, 1882 Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926)Oil on canvas; 39 1/2 x 32 1/4 in. (100.3
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Bridge over a Pool of Water Lilies, 1899 Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926)Oil on canvas; 36
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LE GIVRE, PRES DE VETHEUIL (1880) by MONET Claude
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PORTRAIT DE L'ARTISTE (1917) by MONET Claude
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LES ROCHERS DE BELLE-ILE (1886) by MONET Claude
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The Parc Monceau, 1878 Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926)Oil on canvas; 28 5/8 x 21 3/8
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EN NORVEGIENNE OU LA BARQUE A GIVERNY (1887 vers) by MONET Claude
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LE RUISSEAU DE ROBEC A ROUEN (1872) by MONET Claude
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Water Lilies Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926)Oil on canvas; 51 1/4 x 79 in. (130.2 x
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The Green Wave, 1865 Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926)Oil on canvas; 19 1/8 x 25 1/2
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LA SEINE, VUE DES HAUTEURS DE CHANTEMESLE (TITRE MODERNE) ; LE CIRQUE DES COTEAUX (TITRE ANCIEN) (1881 vers) by MONET Claude
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PAYSAGE, VETHEUIL (1879) by MONET Claude
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ESSAI DE FIGURE EN PLEIN AIR : FEMME A L'OMBRELLE TOURNEE VERS LA GAUCHE (1886) by MONET Claude
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LA SEINE A ARGENTEUIL (1872) by MONET Claude
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Artist: Claude Monet Title: The Japanese Bridge Date: about 1922 Medium: oil on canvas Dimensions:
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The Valley of the Nervia, 1884 Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926)Oil on canvas; 26 x 32
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EGLISE DE VETHEUIL (1879) by MONET Claude
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View of Vétheuil, Claude Monet (Flanders, Bréda, 1840 - 1926) , 1880, Oil on canvas
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The Manneporte (Étretat), 1883 Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926)Oil on canvas; 25 3/4 x 32 in.
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LE BASSIN AUX NYMPHEAS ; HARMONIE ROSE (1900) by MONET Claude
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Landscape near Zaandam, 1871 Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926)Oil on canvas; 17 5/16 x 26 3/8
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ETRETAT, LA PLAGE ET LA PORTE D'AMONT (1883) by MONET Claude

Artnews Articles and Exhibition Information: (40)
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National Academy of Professional Plein air Painters: Atelier Monet: Summer Workshop 2001 in La Roche-Guyon (Paris)
La Roche Guyon is located 65 km west of Paris and 5 kilometres from Giverny. You will be staying in one of two Chambre d'hotes Normande in Giverny. Each of the five rooms has its own shower. The Impressionists were the painters of ligh...

National Gallery of Australia: Monet and Japan
The works of art that have been assembled for Monet & Japan are truly remarkable, and the ...

Speed Art Museum: Berthe Morisot: An Impressionist and Her Circle
Along with Mary Cassatt, Morisot was the most well-known and successful female Impressionist painter and one of the most important woman artists of the nineteenth century. She was the first woman to join the artistic circle of the Impressionists...

National Gallery of Canada: Monet, Renoir, and the Impressionist Landscape
The Impressionists' profound influence on French landscape painting is examined as the exhibition concludes with a look at works by other artists in th...

En Plein Air: Monet 2000 Excursion
For a full-color brochure visit En Plein Air's Web site at: http://www.epatours.com or call En Plein Air directly:
US : 301.961.1062
Paris : (+33 1) 39 75 25 98 (phone/fax)
Please mention this announcement when you call. ...

Queensland Art Gallery: Belle-Ile: Monet, Russell and Matisse in Brittany
In the late nineteenth century these artists were all drawn to Belle-Île, off the coast of Brittany, France, by their desire to capture on canvas the island’s dramatic, storm-tossed coastline...

UPTOWN Cafe: Show Me The Monet: A Celebration of the Life and Art of CLAUDE MONET, 1840-1926
Lunch & dinner creations from Monets cooking journals
will be produced by The UPTOWNs chef staff. Slide shows will accompany some ban...
Phoenix Art Museum: Masterpiece Replayed: Monet, Matisse and More
The 13 case-studies in the exhibition provide an unprecedented opportunity to compare different versions of masterpieces and to instigate a conversation about originality and mastery. This exhibition will be on view at only two locations in the c...

Art Gallery of New South Wales: Belle-Ile: Monet, Russell and Matisse in Brittany
Today, its population of 4,000 predominantly survive on tourism and fishing. The natural ...

Vancouver Art Gallery: Impressionist Masterworks from the National Gallery of Canada
The first Impressionist exhibition of 1874 exploded like a bombshell in the complacent world of French academic art. The young artists who participated in this show and the seven exhibitions that followed, had abandoned historical subje...

Musee d'Orsay: The Colours of the Sea
The Musée d'Orsay organises an exhibition entitled The Colours of the Sea with Thalassa, le magazine de la mer, a weekly television programme with a maritime theme on
National Academy ofProfessional Plein air Painters: Summer Workshops 2000
There will be 7 full days entirely devoted to painting with the medium of your choice. La Roche-Guyon with its castle and white chalk cliff hanging above the Seine River ...

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: Monet, Renoir, and the Impressionist Landscape
The exhibition opens with an early landscape by Claude Monet, Rue de la Bavolle, Honfleur, placed within the context of the Realist landscape style ...

National Museum of Fine Arts: Impressionism and the North
There are many links between, mainly French, Impressionism and artists in the Nordic region. The exhibition shows paintings done by Paul Gauguin during his time in Copenhagen in the mid-1800s. In that same period, Danish artist Theodor Philipsen w...

National Gallery: Spirit of an Age: 19th-Century Paintings from the Nationalgalerie, Berlin
The Nationalgalerie was designed to provide a showcase for contemporary German art. To...

National Gallery of Art: The Impressionists at Argenteuil
The dazzling, lyrical paintings that make up this exhibition reflect the richness of the impressionists' responses to the Argenteuil site and the complex dialogue that developed among them as they studied...

Bergen Art Museum: Visions of Nature from Le Petit Palais in Paris
The exhibition will take the visitor on a journey through some of the most outstanding pieces of European landscape painting from the seventeenth through the beginning of the twentieth century. The viewer will have an unique opportunity to take a...

Philbrook Museum of Art: The Triumph of French Painting: Masterpieces from Ingres to Matisse
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Brooklyn Museum of Art: Public Programs - Impressionists in Winter
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Everson Musuem of Art: Still Life Paintings from the Collection
Lie’s painting did not engender the same puzzlement or derision as did some of the works shown at the Armory by his more experimental colleagues (Duchamp’s Nude Descendi...

Brooklyn Museum of Art: Public Programs - Impressionists in Winter
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National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto: Chefs - d'Oeuvre du Misee de l'Orangerie
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Brooklyn Museum of Art: Public Programs - Impressionists in Winter
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Albright-Knox Art Gallery: The Triumph of French Painting: Masterpieces from Ingres to Matisse
The exhibition is currently being presented at the Royal Academy of Art in London, England, before concluding with its visit to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The exhibition has received critical accolades in each of its previous engagements. ...

Musee d'Orsay: Theo van Gogh : art-dealer, collector, Vincent's brother
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Museum of Modern Art: ModernStarts: Places
Landscape painting between 1880 and 1920 ranged from idealized and allegorical depictions of nature, as seen in the ...

Van Gogh Museum: Impression: Painting Quickly in France, 1869-1890
Art history generally ... has neglected the hand. ... The aim of this exhibition is to reopen the question of manual dexterity and to reconsider the physical intelligence of artists by directly confronting paintings that are, in themse...

L.A. County Museum of Art: Around Impressionism: French Paintings from the National Gallery of Art

A major part of LACMA's mission is to bring great art to our region, said Graham W. J. Beal, the museum's director. We are delighted to share a special selection of the National Gallery’s renowned French paintings with the people of Los Angeles....
National Gallery: Impression: Painting Quickly in France, 1860-1890
Art history generally ... has neglected the hand. ... The aim of this exhibition is to reopen the question of manual dexterity and to reconsider the physical intelligence of artists by directly confronting paintings that are, in themselves, dir...

Cincinnati Art Museum: European Masterpieces: Six Centuries of Paintings from the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
This exhibition, which make its world premiere at the CAM, will travel the United States while the
Denver Art Museum:
Impressionism: Paintings Collected by European Museums
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Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza: From Cranach to Monet: Masterpieces from the Perez Simon Collection
The Pérez Simón Collection Comprising more than 1,000 works and including paintings, sculpture, drawings, the decorative arts and manuscripts from the 14th to the 19th centuries, this Mexican collection is well known and highly esteemed by a...

Plains Art Museum: Theodore Waddell: A Retrospective, 1960-2000
Theodore Waddell has long been recognized as one of Montana's most important contemporary artists - one who has played a significant role in the development of late modernism in Montana and the West. His intimate relationship to the land and peop...

San Diego Museum of Art: Frederick Carl Frieseke: The Evolution of an American Impressionist
Organized by the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia, and guest curated by Nicholas Kilmer, Frieseke’s grandson, this traveling retrospective is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of Frieseke’s work ever assembled, consisting of ...

Van Gogh Museum: Light! Art, technology and society in the Industrial Age, 1750-1900
By means of approximately 300 objects, the evolution of light and the resulting impact on social, economic and artistic realms is highlighted. Included are some spectacular loans, such as the Statue of Liberty from the Jardin du Luxembourg in Pari...

Cleveland Museum of Art: Voyage of Discovery: The Landscape Photograhs of Ray K. Metzker
The show was beautifully selected by former Cleveland museum director Evan H. Turner, who also wrote for the accompanying catalogue an essay and chronology that investigates the evolution of Metzker’s photography and the influence of historical la...

Royal Academy of Arts: Ingres to Matisse: Masterpieces of French Painting
Opening with work by Ingres and Delacroix and closing with the paintings of Picasso and Matisse, the exhibition will provide a broad overview of French painting from the early nineteenth-century to the 1930s. Ingres to Matisse ...

Art Gallery of New South Wales: Late Landscape Paintings of Horace Trenerry
Trenerry was born in 1899 in Adelaide, son of a butcher descended from Cornish immigrants who arrived in South Australia some time earlier in the nineteenth century. There he grew up and studied at various private art schools, and briefly the Sout...

Tate St. Ives: Patrick Heron: Garden Paintings
Heron was international in his outlook and in order to complement his exhibition a number of paintings by major figures of the modern movement will be displayed at Tate St Ives. These are the artists that he wrote about and include Mon...

Art Gallery of New South Wales: RENOIR TO PICASSO: Masterpieces from the Musee de l'Orangerie, Paris
These are paintings from a legendary collection founded by the great Parisian art dealer Paul Guillaume, whose remarkable achievement was to persuade wealthy P...

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