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Artists in 60 Seconds: Claude Monet


© Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen/Ole Haupt; used with permission

Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926). Shadows on the Sea. The Cliffs at Pourville, 1882. Oil on canvas. 57 x 80 cm (22 7/16 x 31 1/2 in.). MIN 1753.

© Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen/Ole Haupt

Movement, Style, School or Type of Art:

Date and Place of Birth:

November 14, 1840, Paris, France


Claude Monet was a founder and leader of the Impressionists (the group took their name from one of his paintings "Impression Sunrise"). Of the group, Monet took the Impressionistic theories of broken color and interplay of light the farthest, sometimes painting whole series of the exact same view under different conditions of light and weather.

Important Works:

  • Impression Sunrise, 1872
  • Wheatstacks (End of Summer), 1891
  • Rouen Cathedral (series), 1892-94
  • Water Lilies, 1906

Date and Place of Death:

December 5, 1926, Giverny, France

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