Claude Monet | Artist Biography (In a Nutshell)

May 28, 2009

Claude Monet (1840 –1926) French Impressionist Painter

Claude Monet was born in Paris, France in 1840. The style of his artwork breaks free from the typical confines of artistic composition to evolve into the groundbreaking landscape images of the Impressionist period, for which he is credited as founding. Impressionism was a movement in which painters looked to natural world for their inspiration, incorporating vibrant light and color in their art,  rather than the solemn colors of previous era. Monet died in 1926 at the age of 86. Several of his most celebrated works include Impression, Sunrise for which the Impressionist movement was named, and for his series of  approximately 250 Water Lilies paintings depicting his flower garden at Giverny.

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