Claude Monet

Claude Monet was a French artist most notable for being the founder of impressionist painting and is viewed as a major precursor to Modernism.

Monet had a long and successful career painting nature as he perceived it and becoming the most consistent practitioner of the Impressionist ideology.

The artist’s process was mostly applied to painting en plein air (outdoors) and capturing the landscape; one of his ambitions was to document the French countryside which led the artist to depict the same scenes numerous times in order to capture the effects of light changing with the seasons.

Monet was exhibited regularly throughout his lifetime and his fame and popularity rose massively in the second half of the 20th century when he became renowned as one of the world’s most famous painters.