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His full name was Oscar-Claude Monet

He was born on November 14, 1840 and died on December 5, 1926.

He was born in Paris, France.

He was first married to Camille Doncieux.

His second marriage was to Alice Raingo Hoschedé Monet.

Eugene Boudin helped him into art. Monet attended the more avant-garde Académie Suisse.

- He had six children. Eventually he had a combined 8.

Artists like Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock, and critics such as Clement Greenberg learned much from Monet's large canvases, and semi-abstract, all-over compositions

- Monet escaped the Franco Prussian war by hiding in London.

"My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece. I work at my garden all the time and with love. What I need most are flowers. Always. My heart is forever in Giverny, perhaps I owe it to the flowers that I became a painter."

"It was as if a veil was torn from my eyes; I had understood. I grasped what painting could be."

He was apart of the impressionist movement.

Impressionism is defined as a style or movement in painting originating in France in the 1860s, characterized by a concern with depicting the visual impression of the moment, especially in terms of the shifting effect of light and color.

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