Happy Birthday Claude Monet
Claude Monet (1840-1926)
We want to remember Claude Monet today for his contribution to the French Impressionist painting movement!
Claude Monet is undisputed one of the greatest painters of the impressionist era. Monet is the founder of the French Impressionist painting movement and a consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement’s philosophy. Impressionism is expressing one’s perceptions of nature.
Did you know that his name was actually Oscar Claude Monet?
His father was also named Claude so people called him Oscar to set them apart.
It’s said that Claude Monet’s father hated creativity, he wanted Claude to enter business rather than become an Artist.
Sadly Claude’s mother died at an early age, she was very supportive of the young blossoming artist. After her death he lived with his aunt, who also supported his artistic developments. I gleaned these morsels of Monet’s life from this website https://apecsec.org/14-interesting-facts-about-claude-monet/
To see some of his great works follow my link.
Artist Oscar-Claude Monet: Born Nov 14, 1840, Paris, France – Died Dec 5, 1926, Giverny, France