The Artist

Claude Monet (1840-1926) is considered to be the father of impressionist painting. His work Impression Rising Sun (1872) inspired the title of the movement. Monet went to London for the first time in 1870. While there, he was greatly inspired by the works of the British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Twenty years later, Monet made several more trips to London between 1899 and 1901. After returning to his studio in Paris, he continued to work on sketches from his travels, until 1904. He produced nearly 100 paintings representing scenes of London.

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