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Claude Monet Biography

Claude Monet (1840-1926), was a French painter, recognized, together with Pissaro, as being one of the creators of Impressionism, and was probably the artist most dedicated to observing the Impressionist principles. His works epitomize the genre and are considered some of the Impressionists' finest. Claude Monet was born in Paris on November 14, 1840 but all his impressions as a child and adolescent were linked with Le Havre, the town to which his family moved about 1845. His father had a grocery store there. In his youth he painted caricature portraits and exhibited them in the art supplies store in which Eugène Boudin worked at the time. Eventually Boudin persuaded the young Monet to paint in the open air with him and become a landscape painter. His family was not against his wish to become a painter, but his independent views, criticism towards academic art and refusal to enter a decent school of art led to constant quarrels with his family. After finishing his military service in Algeria...

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Claude Monet Bibliography

Claude Monet. by Ye. Georgievskaya. M. 1968.

Claude Monet. Paintings in Soviet Museums. Aurora. Leningrad. 1984.

Claude Monet. by V. Kulakov. Moscow. 1989.

Monet's Years at Giverny: Beyond Impressionism by Daniel Wildenstein, Daniel Wildenstien, James N. Wood (Introduction), Charles S. Moffett. Abradale Press, 1995.

Monet: Nature into Art by John House. Yale Univ Pr, 1988.

Monet: Or the Triumph of Impressionism by Daniel Wildenstein, Gilles Neret (Editor). TASCHEN America Llc, 1999.

Monet (Art and Ideas) by Carla Rachman. Phaidon Press Inc., 1998.

Secret's of Monet's Garden: Bringing the Beauty of Monet's Style to Your Own Garden by Derek Fell (Photographer). Friedman/Fairfax Publishing.