1840 - 1926
Monet's education in art began with the Le Havre secondary school of the arts. However, he was later on taken under the wing of Jacques Francois Ochard, who taught him to draw. Monet eventually came to meet Eugene Boudin on the beaches of Normandy, and it was this man who introduced him to oil painting.
At the age of sixteen, he left school, his mother having died, and went to live with his widowed and childless aunt Marie Jeanne Lecadre.
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Monet's work led the standard for Impressionism -that is- the focus of the moment before the artist, in particular to the light patterns. It is also famous for its broken colors and fast brush stroke pattern, leaving each painting with the appearance of having been blurred.