About the artist
Claude Monet (1840-1926) was a French Impressionist painter who was a key figure in the development of the art movement. He was inspired by the Barbizon school and the works of Eugene Boudin, and was a leader in the transition from Realism to Impressionism. Monet was a prolific artist, producing over 2,500 paintings in his lifetime. He was also a passionate gardener, and his garden at Giverny was the inspiration for many of his works. Monet was a founding member of the Impressionist group, and his works are among the most recognizable in the world.
Also associated with: Impressionism, Giverny, Barbizon school, Eugene Boudin, Water Lilies, Haystacks, Rouen Cathedral, Poplars, The Gare Saint-Lazare.