Claude Monet  

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Gare Saint-Lazare (1877) by Claude Monet
Gare Saint-Lazare (1877) by Claude Monet

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Claude Monet also known as Oscar-Claude Monet or Claude Oscar Monet (November 14, 1840December 5, 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.

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