Claude Monet

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Claude Monet

*From 1861 to 1862, Monet served in the military and was stationed in Algiers, Algeria, but he was discharged for health reasons. *Monet sometimes got frustrated his work. According to some reports, he destroyed a number of paintings, estimates range as high as 500 works. Monet would burn, cut or kick the painting. In addition to these outbursts, he was known to suffer from depression and low self-esteem.

Claude Monet was a famous French painter. His personality wasn't that good. He was depressed all of the time. His work gave a name to the art, impressionism, which dealt with capturing light and natural forms. Some of his most famous works include: Impression Sunrise, Sunset in Venice, and Water Lilies.

Claude Monet was born on November 14, 1840, in Paris, France. His father was named Adolphe and his mother, Louise. His mother was his biggest influence. Monet was devastated after her death in 1857. He went to the Academie Suisse, which was a very fancy art school. This is where he met his future wife, Camille Pissarro, whom he has two children with later on. He was a very successful artist and some of his works are displayed in museums around the world. He died on December 5, 1926, in Giverny, Eure, France. His cause of death was lung cancer.


After returning to France after the war, in 1872, Monet eventually settled in Argenteuil, a town west of Paris, and began to develop his own technique. During his time in Argenteuil, Monet visited with some of his artistic friends, including Renoir, Pissarro and Edouard Manet.




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