Renoir, Monet paintings among art found in Salzburg apartment

Renoir, Monet paintings among art found in Salzburg apartment

SALZBURG, Austria, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Works by Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir were among the dozens of pieces of art possibly stolen by Nazis and found in an Austrian home, lawyers said.

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Monet painting sells for $43.8M at auction

Monet painting sells for $43.8M at auction

NEW YORK, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- An anonymous U.S. collector has bought Claude Monet's 1905 "Nympheas" for $43.8 million at a New York auction, Christie's said.

No guards on duty night of art heist

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- No security guards were on duty at the Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam, Netherlands, when seven paintings were stolen, police reports indicate.

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Florida man held in art thefts, forgeries

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Authorities in Los Angeles said they arrested a Florida man for allegedly selling forged and stolen art for more than $2 million.

Monet exhibit open around the clock

PARIS, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The first retrospective of the late French impressionist artist Claude Monet in 30 years could draw more than 900,000 visitors, exhibit officials said.
Monet exhibition opens in Paris

Monet exhibition opens in Paris

PARIS, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A show billed as the largest exhibition of works by French impressionist Claude Monet has opened at the Grand Palais in Paris.

Monet's 'Prairie' painting sells for $16M

LONDON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Claude Monet's "Dans La Prairie," an oil painting of the artist's wife Camille reading in a field of wildflowers, has sold for $16 million at auction in London.

Monet sells for a record $80.5M

LONDON, June 25 (UPI) -- "Le Bassin Aux Nympheas," a 1919 water landscape painted by Claude Monet, reportedly sold for $80.5 million at a London auction.

Monet painting shatters records at auction

LONDON, June 24 (UPI) -- A water lily painting by Claude Monet, one of the last in private hands, sold for more than $80.5 million Tuesday in London, doubling the record for the artist.

Monet painting may fetch $48 million

LONDON, June 21 (UPI) -- A painting by French impressionist Claude Monet may sell at auction in Europe for nearly $48 million, art experts say.

Monet landscape sold for $41.4M

NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- An 1873 riverbank landscape by French Impressionist painter Claude Monet has been sold for $41.4 million in New York, auctioneers said.

Stolen masterpieces found in unlocked car

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Two of four Impressionist masterpieces stolen from a museum in an audacious heist in Zurich, Switzerland, have been found in good condition in an unlocked car.
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Claude Monet (French pronunciation: ) (14 November 1840 – 5 December 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 (Impression, soleil levant).

Claude Monet was born on 14 November 1840 on the 5th floor of 45 rue Laffitte, in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. He was the second son of Claude Adolphe Monet and Louise Justine Aubrée Monet, both of them second-generation Parisians. On 20 May 1841, he was baptized in the local parish church, Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, as Oscar-Claude, but his parents called him simply Oscar. In 1845, his family moved to Le Havre in Normandy. His father wanted him to go into the family grocery business, but Monet wanted to become an artist. His mother was a singer.

On 1 April 1851, Monet entered Le Havre secondary school of the arts. Locals knew him well for his charcoal caricatures, which he would sell for ten to twenty francs. Monet also undertook his first drawing lessons from Jacques-François Ochard, a former student of Jacques-Louis David. On the beaches of Normandy in about 1856/1857, he met fellow artist Eugène Boudin, who became his mentor and taught him to use oil paints. Boudin taught Monet "en plein air" (outdoor) techniques for painting. Both received the influence of Johan Barthold Jongkind.

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