10 facts about Claude Monet

Claude Monet is the founder of French impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement’s philosophy of expressing one’s perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting.

La liseuse by Claude Monet

Here are 10 facts about this amazing painter:
1/ His full name is Claude Oscar Monet.

2/ He was born on November 14, 1840 in Paris.

3/ He was a famous French artist known for impressionism.

4/ He made the term “Impressionist” by painting an impressionist picture called Impression, Sunrise.

5/ He tried to kill himself in 1868, but failed.

6/He started to have vision problems in 1907.

7/ In 1923, Monet needed eye surgery because he was nearly blind.

8/ From 1916 – 1926 he worked on 12 large canvases called The Water Lilies.

9/ He had lung cancer in 1926, but was still painting.

10/ He died on December 5th, and was buried at Giverny.


  1. merci…….im not french but i do take a french class in school….i lyk french but my french teacher is sooo boring……she talks on and on…but i guess its ohk…FRENCH is kewl!!

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