(November 14, 1840 � December 5, 1926) Also known as Oscar-Claude Monet or Claude Oscar Monet was a French impressionist painter.
Monet was born in Paris, France, but his family moved to Le Havre in Normandy when he was five. His father wanted him to go into the family grocery store business, but Claude Monet wanted to paint. When he was five years old, he moved to the port town of Le Havre. The only subject which seemed to spark any interest in Monet was painting. He developed a decent reputation in school for the caricatures he was fond of creating...
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