Claude Oscar Monet Famous Paintings

Claude Monet was in almost every sense the founder of French Impressionist painting, the term itself coming from one of his paintings, Impression, Sunrise. As a painter of controlled nature, Monet’s garden was one of his biggest sources of inspiration. As such, he wrote precise instructions for his gardeners, with specific designs and color layouts, and amassed a large collection of botanical books. At one time, he employed seven gardeners at once. After his death of lung cancer, his only surviving child, Michel, was heir to the Monet family property, which has since been restored and opened to the public, including the vast gardens. Learn more »

Famous Paintings by Claude Monet

Women in the garden, 1866 Autumn on the Seine at Argenteuil, 1873 Impression, sunrise, 1873
Camille Monet and a Child in the Artist’s Garden in Argenteuil, 1875 Haystacks at Giverny, 1884 Haystack at Giverny, 1886
Poplars at Giverny, 1887 Antibes in the Morning, 1888 Three Trees in Grey Weather, 1891
Water Lilies, Evening Effect, 1897-1899 Irises in Monet’s Garden 03, 1900 Waterloo Bridge, London, 1903
Houses of Parliament, 1904 Water Lily Pond, 1917 Water Lilies, 1917-1919