Oscar Claude Monet Paintings – French Painter – Impressionist
Oscar Claude Monet – French Painter - Impressionist
Born: 14 November 1840 - Paris, France
Died: 5 December 1926 – at age of 86 years
Most Famous paintings: Impression Sunrise, Nympheas (Water Lilies), Japanese Bridge
Claude Monet was born in Paris but moved to the countryside at the age of 5 years. He grew up most of his childhood in the small city of Havre in Normandy.
Oscar Claude Monet early started to develop a passion for painting and was supported by his father. Shortly after completing his painting studies in Paris, he became an artist and friends with Renoir, Sisley, and Gleyre.
In the 1860s Monet’s style was partly inspired by Edouard Manet. When he developed his own style of painting, he soon experienced financial problems. Luck was on his side by meeting his future wife Camille Doncieux – they married in 1870. Despite his personal luck, the number of sales of his paintings remained low.
It was the gathering of the impressionist painters Renoir, Monet, and Manet in 1872 near Argenteuil where he created the painting “Impression Sunrise”. This was his first-ever exhibited painting at the height of the impressionistic epoch in 1874. He since then continued to develop his painting skills and his style.