By: Shari Jackson
“My garden is my most beautiful
About Claude Monet
Claude Monet was born in Paris, France on
November 14, 1840.
Monet loved to draw, when he was a child.
When Claude became a teenager, he would draw
caricatures of his teachers and friends on his
By 15 years old, he was recognized as a caricature artist.
Like Van Gogh, Monet started painting
with very dark colors, but...
…this is what was really in his heart.
Outdoors (Landscapes and Seascapes)
Scenes Again and Again, At Different Times of the Day
He painted 250 oil paintings of water lilies from 1840-1926.
Scenes Again and Again From Different Points of View
Reflection and Light
Using Broader Brush Strokes (Up close, they look like
blobs and smears.).
His Wife, Camille
Monet Signed His Name Like This:
Monet was considered to be the founder of impressionism. At this time, this word
was used as an insult or in an unkind way. Monet had many friends who felt that
they were just being different and that being different was good.
Monet died at 86 years old. He painted over 1000
paintings in his career. His final paintings were a bit
cloudy due to an eye condition called cataracts.
About this book:
Julie is the daughter of
Edouard Manet and
Berthe Morisot, who
greyhound, Louey, was a
gift from her
Renoir who was also an
impressionist. Julie also
became an artist.