Paris, but raised in Normandy, Oscar Claude Monet grew up to
be one of the great French Impressionism painters of the
nineteenth century. He was born in 1840 and lived
until 1926. In that span, he created dozens of
exquisite paintings that still sought after today. The
2013 Claude Monet calendars feature some of his best work on
the covers alone. The cover on the left 2013 Monet calendar
shows his Water Lillies painting. He has also
painted Impression, Sunrise in the early 1870's.
As a testament to his immense popularity, one of Claude
Monet's paintings recently sold for $20 million. There
are a small number of people that are willing to pay a lot
of money for art like this.