Oscar-Claude Monet was born on November 14, 1840 in Rue Laffitte, Paris, France. He was a renowned 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.
Claude 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. He began painting the water lilies in 1899, which is the subjects of his best-known works. Claude Monet died on December 5, 1926 in Giverny, France.
Below, you will find a collection of quotes about art, painting and life from the famous French painter Claude Monet.
37 Claude Monet Quotes About Art, Life & Paintings
― Claude Monet