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Oscar Claude Monet

Oscar-Claude Monet (1840–1926) was a French painter whose innovative approach to impressionist painting revolutionized modern art. Renowned for his plein air landscapes, he captured the essence of nature's fleeting beauty, inspiring generations of artists. His iconic work "Impression, Sunrise" coined the term "Impressionism." Despite early struggles, Monet's dedication to portraying light and atmosphere propelled him to fame. Settling in Giverny, he meticulously documented the French countryside, producing series of paintings that captured changing light and seasons, including haystacks, Rouen Cathedral, and water lilies. Monet's influence surged in the 20th century, solidifying his legacy as a pioneer of modern art.

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