was a founder of French impressionist paintings, 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 paintings.
- Claude Monet - French Impressionist artist 1840-1926
About Claude Monet: The French painter, Claude Monet is also known as Claude Oscar Monet. He was born on November 14, 1840 and died of lung cancer on December 5, 1926. Claude Monet's home is one of the two main attractions of Giverny. One of Claude Monet Paintings called railway bridge spanning the Seine near Paris was sold at a record $ 41.4 million in New York on May 6, 2008.