Claude Monet

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Claude Monet

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NAME: Claude Monet OCCUPATION: Painter BIRTH DATE: November 14, 1840 DEATH DATE: December 05, 1926 Did You Know?: Monet attempted suicide in 1868—one year after his first child was born—by trying to drown himself in the Seine River. Did You Know?: In 1918, Claude Monet donated 12 of his waterlily paintings to the nation of France to celebrate the Armistice. Did You Know?: Though they became friends later in life, Claude Monet claimed in an interview that Eduoard Manet at first hated him because people confused their names. EDUCATION: Academie Suisse PLACE OF BIRTH: Paris, France PLACE OF DEATH: Giverny, France Full Name: Oscar Claude Monet AKA: Claude Monet

Claude Monet

Claude Monet is a French painter from the late 1800's, who is considered by some to be the Father of Impressionism. His father was a grocer who wanted him to go into the family business, but Claude's aunt intervened and he went to art school instead.Monet’s first success as an artist came when he was 15, with the sale of caricatures he drew very carefully and became locally famous for.After marrying his muse, Camille, he started painting the landscapes and seascapes he became famous for later in his life.The term Impressionism was coined from an insult, which Monet took as a supreme compliment.

En Plein AirIn 1867 Monet met fellow artist Eugéne Boudin who became his mentor and taught him how to use oil paints. They painted nature "in open air," observing variations of color and light caused by daily or seasonal changes.

Monet's Waterlilies

Helpful Resources

http://www.claudemonetgallery.org/

http://www.biography.com/people/claude-monet-9411771

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/389125/Claude-Monet


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