Claude Monet

1840 - 1926

Claude Monet

Oscar-Claude Monet (UK: , US: , French: [klod mɔnɛ]; 14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926) was a French painter, a 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. The term "Impressionism" is derived from the title of his painting Impression, soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise), which was exhibited in 1874 in the first of the independent exhibitions mounted by Monet and his associates as an alternative to the Salon de Paris.Monet's ambition of documenting the French countryside led him to adopt a method of painting the same scene many times in order to capture the changing of light and the passing of the seasons. From 1883, Monet lived in Giverny, where he purchased a house and property and began a vast landscaping project which included lily ponds that would become the subjects of his best-known works. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Claude Monet has received more than 5,354,697 page views. His biography is available in 115 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 10th most popular painter.

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Among painters, Claude Monet ranks 10 out of 1,258Before him are Rembrandt, Raphael, Salvador Dalí, Frida Kahlo, Albrecht Dürer, and Peter Paul Rubens. After him are Caravaggio, Francisco Goya, Edvard Munch, Johannes Vermeer, Sandro Botticelli, and Paul Gauguin.

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Among people born in 1840, Claude Monet ranks 2Before him is Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. After him are Émile Zola, Auguste Rodin, Murad V, Victoria, Princess Royal, Alphonse Daudet, Odilon Redon, John Boyd Dunlop, Crazy Horse, Ernst Abbe, and Edward Drinker Cope. Among people deceased in 1926, Claude Monet ranks 1After him are Antoni Gaudí, Rainer Maria Rilke, Mehmed VI, Harry Houdini, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Emperor Taishō, Felix Dzerzhinsky, Camillo Golgi, Rudolph Valentino, and Mary Cassatt.

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In France

Among people born in France, Claude Monet ranks 10 out of 4,109Before him are René Descartes (1596), Voltaire (1694), Victor Hugo (1802), Blaise Pascal (1623), Molière (1622), and Louis Pasteur (1822). After him are Jules Verne (1828), Nostradamus (1503), Jean-Paul Sartre (1905), Montesquieu (1689), Louis XVI of France (1754), and Honoré de Balzac (1799).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Claude Monet ranks 1After him are Paul Gauguin (1848), Paul Cézanne (1839), Henri Matisse (1869), Édouard Manet (1832), Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841), Eugène Delacroix (1798), Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780), Edgar Degas (1834), Jacques-Louis David (1748), Gustave Courbet (1819), and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864).

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