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Claude MonetPainting nature from a small boat

Claude Monet was a French artist born on November 14, 1840. Monet contributed to the Impressionist movement and died on December 5, 1926.

“Everyday I discover more and more beautiful things. It’s enough to drive one mad. I have such a desire to do everything, my head is bursting with it.”

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Luncheon on the Grass

1865-1866

Camille

1866

Regatta at Sainte-Adresse

1867

The Beach at Sainte-Adresse

1867

La Grenouillère

1869

The Magpie

1868-1869

Impression Sunrise

1872

Camille Monet and a Child in the Garden in Argenteuil

1875

La Japonaise, Madame Monet

1876

The Saint-Lazare Station

1877

I am literally penniless here, obliged to petition people, almost to beg for my keep, not having a penny to buy canvas and paints . . .

Claude Monet to Georges Charpentier (A Desperate Plea)

1878

Camille Monet on her Deathbed

1879

Sunset on the Seine at Lavacourt, Winter Effect

1880

Cliff Walk at Pourville

1882-1882

I am distressed, almost discouraged, and fatigued to the point of feeling slightly ill. What I am doing is no good, and in spite of your confidence I am very much afraid that my efforts will all lead to nothing.

The despair of painting nature - Letters to Gustave Geffroy

1889

Grainstack, Sun in the Mist

1891

Bathers at La Grenouillère

1892

Norway, Sandviken Village in the Snow

1895

I was born undisciplineable. No one was ever able to make me stick to the rules, not even in my youngest days.

Claude Monet by Himself

1900

Water Lilies

1905