- 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
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Claude Monet was a famous French painter whose work gave a name to the art movement Impressionism, which was concerned with capturing light and natural forms.
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My life has been nothing but a failure, and all that's left for me to do is to destroy my paintings before I disappear." Despite his feelings of despair, he continued working on his paintings until his final days.
Monet died on December 5, 1926, at his home in Giverny. Monet once wrote, "My only merit lies in having painted directly in front of nature,
seeking to render my impressions of the most fleeting effects." Most art historians believe that Monet accomplished much more than this: He helped change the world of painting by shaking off the conventions of the past. By dissolving forms in his works, Monet opened the door for further abstraction in art, and he is credited with influencing such later artists as Jackson Pollack, Mark Rothko and Willem de Kooning.
Since 1980, Monet's Giverny home has housed the Claude Monet Foundation.
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Derived from Claude Monet's piece entitled Impression, the term "impressionism" was created to describe the work of a select group of Parisian painters in the late 19th century. With their thin brush strokes and explosion of color and lighting on mundane subjects, impressionists painters like Monet, Mary Cassatt, and Alfred Sisley confounded critics, defied conventions, and sparked scandal. A century and a half later, they are among the most revered and influentional artists of all time.
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