fun facts about Claude Monet

Ten Fun Facts about Claude Monet

Claude Monet was a French painter who is considered one of the founders of Impressionism.


Here are ten fun facts about Claude Monet:


1. Claude Monet was born on November 14, 1840 in Paris, France.

2. His father wanted him to become a grocer, but Claude Monet instead pursued his passion for painting.

3. In 1874, Claude Monet’s painting “Impression, Sunrise” gave its name to the Impressionist movement.

4. Claude Monet often painted outdoors and his subjects included landscapes, gardens, and flowers.

5. He was married twice and had eight children altogether. Six of his children died at young ages.

6. In 1890, Claude Monet bought a house in Giverny where he created his famous water lily garden that would be the subject of many of his paintings.

7. At the age of 66, Claude Monet developed cataracts which caused him to paint with increasingly vibrant colours as he tried to compensate for his deteriorating vision.

8. In 1899, he co-founded an art colony in Giverny called “Les XX”.

9. Claude Monet died on December 5th 1926 at the age of 86 from lung cancer.

10. The Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris houses the world’s largest collection of works by Claude Monet including over 200 paintings, drawings, pastels, letters and personal objects.

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