Claude Monet Essay

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Claude Monet Claude Monet was born on November 14, 1840 in Paris and was the master of the impressionist. Monet has always wanted to be an artist since he was a child and spend his entire life focusing on his skills, meeting many obstacles and artists on his road to artisan. With all the difficulties that came in his everyday life, Monet became one of the world’s most famous artists. His paintings of water lilies are his most famous work and are hung in many museums and galleries around the world. Making a big impact in the art world for his marvelous work. Monet grew up in Paris, France where his father owned a bank and his mother was a singer and both with Monet and older brother were very well off. In 1845, at the age of 5, Monet’s family moved to Le Harve, a port town in Normandy. Monet didn’t enjoy being confined in the walls of a classroom but on the contrary, enjoyed being outdoors and loved to draw. With the support of his mother, Monet continued doing what he loved, although his father wanted him to pursue the life of a businessman. In Le Harve, Monet met a man, Eugene Boudin, who was a landscape artist, and who influenced Monet to paint outdoors which would later become the center point of his work. In 1859, Monet moved back to Paris to pursue his art where he was influenced by the paintings of the Barbizon school. He then enrolled at the Academie Suisse where he met an artist named Camille Pissarro, who then became a good friend to Monet for many years. Later, in 1861-1862, Monet served in the military but then got discharged for medical reasons. Returning to Paris, Monet studied with Charles Gleyre and met other artists: Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, and Frederic Bazille who all became friends. A painter by the name of Barthold Jongkind became an important influence to Monet. Monet and his friends would go outdoors and went on painting

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