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Claude Monet

Monet painting picture

Birth Year : 1840
Death Year : 1928
Country : France

Monet, the leader of the Impressionist movement, was born in Paris but spent his youth in Le Havre, where he began his artistic career as a caricaturist. In 1858 and 1859, he painted outdoors under Boudin and Jongkind, both of whom were interested in the effects of light upon objects and in capturing various atmospheric conditions. In 1860, Monet went to Paris to study at the Académie Gleyre, where he met Renoir, Sisley, and Bazille. The four artists, as well as Pissarro and Cezanne, met frequently with Manet, and it was from these associations and conversations that Monet began to develop his own theories of painting. Between 1865-1871, he developed the style that is most closely associated with the Impressionist movement.


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