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Claude Monet, also known as Oscar Claude Monet or Claude Oscar Monet (14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926), was 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. The term Impressionism is derived from the title of his painting Impression, Sunrise.

Impression, Sunrise
Impression, Sunrise, 1872/1873

Monet died of lung cancer on 5 December 1926 at the age of 86 and is buried in the Giverny church cemetery. Monet had insisted that the occasion be simple; thus only about fifty people attended the ceremony.

His famous home, garden and waterlily pond were bequeathed by his son Michel, his only heir, to the French Academy of Fine Arts (part of the Institut de France) in 1966. Through the Fondation Claude Monet, the house and gardens were opened for visit in 1980, following restoration. In addition to souvenirs of Monet and other objects of his life, the house contains his collection of Japanese woodcut prints. The house is one of the two main attractions of Giverny, which hosts tourists from all over the world.

In 2004, London, The Parliament, and Effects of Sun in the Fog, sold for $20.1 million. In 2006, the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society published a paper providing evidence that these were painted in situ at St Thomas' Hospital over the river Thames.

Cliffs near Dieppe has been stolen on two separate occasions. Once in 1998 (in which the museum's curator was convicted of the theft and jailed for five years along with two accomplices) and most recently in August 2007. It was recovered in June 2008.

Monet's Le Pont du chemin de fer à Argenteuil, an 1873 painting of a railway bridge spanning the Seine near Paris, was bought by an anonymous telephone bidder for a record $41.4 million at Christie's auction in New York on 6 May 2008. Le bassin aux nymphéas (from the water lilies series) sold at Christie's 24 June 2008 for £36,500,000 ($71,892,376.34) (hammer price) or £40,921,250 ($80,451,178) with fees, setting a new auction record for the artist.

On the Bank of the Seine
On the Bank of the Seine, Bennecourt
1868
Woman in Green Dress
The Woman in the Green Dress, Camille Doncieux
1866
Kunsthalle Bremen
Le déjeuner sur l'herbe
Le déjeuner sur l'herbe
1865-1866
The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
Le déjeuner sur l'herbe
Le déjeuner sur l'herbe, (right section), with Gustave Courbet
1865-1866
Musée d'Orsay, Paris
Flowering Garden
Flowering Garden at Sainte-Adresse
1866
Musée d'Orsay, Paris
Woman in a Garden
Woman in a Garden
1867
Hermitage, St. Petersburg
Jardin à Sainte-Adresse
Jardin à Sainte-Adresse
1867
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Seine Basin with Argenteuil
Seine Basin with Argenteuil
1872
Musée d'Orsay, Paris
Jean Monet
Jean Monet on his hobby horse
1872
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Artist's house
The Artist's house at Argenteuil
1873
The Art Institute of Chicago
Poppies Blooming
Poppies Blooming
1873
Musée d'Orsay, Paris
Madame Monet
Madame Monet in a Japanese Costume
1875
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Woman with a Parasol
Woman with a Parasol (Camille and Jean Monet)
1875
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Camille Monet
Camille Monet at her tapestry loom
1875
Barnes Foundation, Merion, PA
Argenteuil
Argenteuil
1875
Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris
Train Station
Saint Lazare Train Station, Paris
1877
The Art Institute of Chicago
Rue Montorgueil
Rue Montorgueil
1878
Musée d'Orsay, Paris
Camille Monet on her deathbed
Camille Monet on her deathbed
1879
Musée d'Orsay, Paris
Vétheuil in the Fog
Vétheuil in the Fog
1879
Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris
Street in Vétheuil
Street in Vétheuil in Winter
1879
Lavacourt: Sunshine and Snow
Lavacourt: Sunshine and Snow
1879-1880
National Gallery, London
Port-Goulphar
Port-Goulphar, Belle Île
1887
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Charing Cross Bridge
Charing Cross Bridge
1899
Collection Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
Fisherman's house
The Fisherman's house at Varengeville
1882
Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam
The Cliffs at Etretat
The Cliffs at Etretat
1885
Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Anemones
Still-Life with Anemones
1885
Port Coton Pyramids
The Port Coton Pyramids
1886
Haystacks
Haystacks
1890-1891
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Poplars
Poplars
1891
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Four Poplars
Four Poplars on the Banks of the Epte River near Giverny
1891
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Rouen Cathedral
Rouen Cathedral
1892-1894
Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris
Branch of the Seine
Branch of the Seine near Giverny
1897
Bridge over a Pond
Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies
1899
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Poplars
Poplars on the Epte
1900
National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh
Garden Path
Garden Path
1902
Houses of Parliament
Houses of Parliament, London
1904
Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris
Water Lilies
Water Lilies
1906
Art Institute of Chicago
Water Lilies
Water Lilies
1907
Bridgestone Museum of Art, Tokyo
Palace From Mula
Palace From Mula, Venice
1908
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Water Lilies
Water Lilies
1914-1917
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
Nympheas
Nympheas
1915
Neue Pinakothek, Munich
Nympheas
Nympheas
1916
Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris
Water Lilies
Water Lilies
1916
The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
Water-Lily Pond
Water-Lily Pond and Weeping Willow
1916-1919
Water Lilies
Water Lilies
1917-1919
Honolulu Academy of Arts
Weeping Willow
Weeping Willow
1918-1919
Kimball Art Museum, Fort Worth
Sea-Roses
Sea-Roses (Yellow Nirwana)
1920
The National Gallery, London
Water Lilies
Water Lilies
1920-1926
Musée de l'Orangerie
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