🇫🇷12/05 - Claude Monet's Death(1840 - 1926)

Oscar-Claude Monet was a French painter and founder of impressionist painting who is seen as a key precursor to modernism, especially in his attempts to paint nature as he perceived it.

• Born: Oscar-Claude Monet
14 November 1840
Paris, France
• Died: 5 December 1926 (aged 86) Giverny, France
• Nationality: French
• Known for: Painting
• Notable work: Impression, Sunrise/Rouen Cathedral series/London Parliament series/Water Lilies

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Monet was raised in Le Havre, Normandy, and became interested in the outdoors and drawing from an early age. Although his mother, Louise-Justine Aubrée Monet, supported his ambitions to be a painter, his father, Claude-Adolphe, disapproved and wanted him to pursue a career in business. He was very close to his mother, but she died in January 1857 when he was sixteen years old, and he was sent to live with his childless, widowed but wealthy aunt, Marie-Jeanne Lecadre.

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