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Paintings of Jean Monet

  • October 22, 2013
  • Monet

The father of Impressionism was also the father of two sons.  Jean Armand Claude Monet was born in August of 1867 to Monet and his companion, Camille Doncieux.  The birth of the boy brought with it both joy and conflict.  Monet and Camille were not married at the time of the child’s birth, though they did finally marry in 1870, when Jean was nearly 3.  When Monet’s father learned of the pregnancy he was furious, he did not approve of Camille and threatened to cut off Monet’s allowance if he did not abandon her and the baby.  Monet was separated from Camille for the majority of the pregnancy, perhaps due …..

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