Claude Monet (1840 - 1926)

Oscar-Claude Monet is famous French painter who was born on 14 November 1840 in Paris as second son of Claude Adolphe Monet and Louise-Justine Aubree. He was a founder of the Impressionism movement which had been called after his painting Impression, Sunrise. Although his parents cold him Oscar, he had become famous and known as Claude Monet. On 20 May 1841 Claude Monet was baptized at Notre-Dame-de-Lorette. His godfather was Claude-Pascal Monet, a merchant from Nancy.

Until 1845 Monet lived in Paris with his parents and his older brother Leon. He was Parisian as his parents and grandparents had been. All four his grandparents settled in Paris around 1800. His mother was musical and her singing had been part of the background of Monet’s childhood. His father was described as shop keeper in his official documents. Around 1845 Monet’s father was offered a job by Jacques Lecadre, husband of his half-sister, Marie-Jeanne Gaillard who had lived in Le Havre. Claude Adolphe and his family moved to Le Havre, the Normandy coastal town, where Oscar-Claude had got primary education at private school.

Claude Monet Paintings

A Cart on the Snow Covered Road with Saint-Simeon Farm A Cliff near Dieppe A Corner of the Apartment A Meadow A Palm Tree at Bordighera A Row of Poplars A Spot on the Banks of the Seine A Windmill at Zaandam Agapanthus Agapanthus Agapanthus Alice Hoschede in the Garden