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Claude Monet: Water Lilies (detail), 1914-17
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Claude Monet

[French Impressionist Painter, 1840-1926]

• Also known as:  Claude Oscar Monet
• Relationships: Studied under Charles Gleyre.
Monet's students included American Impressionists Theodore Butler, Lilla Cabot Perry and Theodore Robinson.
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If the world really looks like that I will paint no more!.
- Claude Monet, flinging away a pair of glasses for which
he had been fitted to correct a severe astigmatism.


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Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteClaude Monet at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
Gladioli, ca.1876

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge, UK

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum PHAROS Website, Cambridge, UK

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City
The Palazzo Ducale, Seen from San Giorgio Maggiore, 1908

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
14 paintings

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
4 works online by Monet

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)  
Many works on paper online

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMusée d'Orsay, Paris

Notable SiteMusée Marmottan Monet, Paris
9 paintings online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas  
Water Lilies (Nymphéas), 1907

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Pastel collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Drawings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City  
Article on the conservation and restoration of Monet's Water Lilies triptych

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City  
Includes biographical information about the artist

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
2 works by Monet

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Many works from this exhibition exploring the influence of Japanese art on Monet

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa  
A Stormy Sea
Jean-Pierre Hoschedé and Michel Monet on the Banks of the Epte
Waterloo Bridge: the Sun in a Fog

Notable SiteNelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Missouri
Boulevard des Capucines, 1873-74 (Zoom)

Notable SiteNelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Missouri
Water Lilies, ca.1916-26 (Zoom)

Notable SiteNeue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SiteRéunion des Musées Nationaux, France (in French)  
A total of nine paintings displayed over 2 pages of search results

Notable SiteRijksmuseum, Amsterdam   NEW!

Notable SiteStädel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
The Luncheon (Le Déjeuner)

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut  
Camille on the Beach at Trouville

Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums, Scotland

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Tow-Path at Argenteuil, Winter, ca.1875

Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
Garden of the Princess, Louvre (Le Jardin de l'Infante)

Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
Wisteria (Glycines)

Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff

Art Collection of the Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Colombia

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Port-Goulphar, Belle-Île

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Charing Cross Bridge, Fog

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Vétheuil in Summer

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto - Provenance Research
Charing Cross Bridge, brouillard

Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Antibes: Morning, 1888
Flowers in a Vase, 1888

Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford, UK

Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham, UK
The Church at Varengeville

Beyeler Foundation Collection, Switzerland
Nymphéas, 1916-19

Brooklyn Museum, New York City
Several works from the exhibition Monet's London

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Chichu Art Museum, Naoshima, Japan
Water-Lily Pond, ca.1915-26

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
Rocks At Belle-Ile, Port-Dormois

Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
3 works online

Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Rouen Cathedral, The Façade in Sunlight, 1894

Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts - Provenance Research Project
Tulip Fields at Sassenheim, Near Leiden, 1886

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina
L'Ile Aux Orties Giverny

Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio
Weeping Willow, 1918

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Willows of Vetheuil

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
5 works by or related to the artist

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire
The Seine at Bougival, 1869

Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Massachusetts
Waterloo Bridge

Dayton Art Institute, Ohio

Dayton Art Institute, Ohio
Waterlilies, 1903

Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Tennessee
Rue De Village, 1869-71

Dublin City Gallery | The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland   NEW!

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand
Select the artist from the drop-down list

E.G. Bührle Collection, Zurich
(Click on the title to see a specific work, then click on the image to enlarge)

Five College Museums Collections Database, Massachusetts

Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany (in German)  

Fondation Bemberg Museum, Toulouse, France
Bateaux sur la plage à Etretat
Portrait de Jean Monet

Fondazione Magnani-Rocca, Parma, Italy
Falaises à Pourville, soleil levant, 1897

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma
La Berge à Lavacourt

Frick Art and Historical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bords de la Seine a Lavacourt, 1879

Frick Collection, New York City   NEW!
Vétheuil in Winter

Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome (in Italian)  

Gemeentemuseum, The Hague
Fishing nets at Pourville, 1882

Glasgow Museums, Scotland

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, Wales
Bateaux en Hollande pres de Zaandam

Harn Museum at the University of Florida, Gainesville
Champ d'Avoine, 1890

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Autumn on the Seine, Argenteuil, 1873

Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, Connecticut

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
Small Country Farm at Bordighera, 1884
The Meadow, 1879

Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Japan (in Japanese)  
Water Lilies, 1907

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas   NEW!

Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands

Kunsthaus Zurich

Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Germany (in German)  
Parliament Buildings in London, 1904

Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
Alphabetically under "M"

Kunstmuseum St.Gallen, Switzerland (mostly in German)  
Palazzo Contarini, Venice, 1908

Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland (in German)  
Varengeville, marée basse, 1882

Le Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours, France (in French)  
Un bras de Seine près de Vétheuil, 1878

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Magyar Nemzeti Galéria (Hungarian National Gallery), Budapest
Bloc de Rochers, Belle-Île, 1886

McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario
Waterloo Bridge, 1903

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
The Rocks at Pourville, Low Tide
Towing a Boat, Honfleur
Waterloo Bridge, Veiled Sun

Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
Waterloo Bridge, Sunlight Effect

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  

Musée d'Unterlinden, Colmar, France (mostly in French)  
La Vallée de la Creuse, 1889

Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris (in French)  
Various paintings of Nymphéas

Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris (in French)  
Argenteuil, 1875

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France (in French)  
Mer agitée à Etretat

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, France (in French)  
3 paintings online

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, France (in French)  
Nature morte au faisan

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, France (in French)  
Vue générale de Rouen

Musées de Lorraine, France (in French)  
Coucher de soleil à Etretat

Museo d'Arte della Città di Ravenna, Italy
Falaise à Pourville, soleil couchant (Scroll down to the bottom of the page)

Museo d'Arte della Città di Ravenna, Italy
Nymphéas (Scroll down to the bottom of the page)

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina (in Spanish)  

Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon

Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil (in Portuguese)  

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
La maison du pêcheur, Varengeville, 1882

Museum Collection Database for the Region of Haute-Normandie, France

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida
Parliament, Effect of Fog, 1904

Museum of Modern Art, New York City - Provenance Research Project
5 works by Monet

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
2 works online

National Museum of Art of Romania
Camille, the Green Dress

National Museum of Art of Romania
Boats at Honfleur

National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
11 works online

National Museums Liverpool, UK
Break-up of the ice on the Seine

New Art Gallery, Walsall, England
The Sunken Road in the Cliff at Varangeville

New Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen
3 paintings online

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

Oskar Reinhart Collection, Switzerland
The Break up of the Ice, 1881

Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna

Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Lille, France (in French)  
Le Parlement de Londres

Palazzo Ruspoli, Rome (in Italian)  
La casa fra le rose, 1925

Palazzo Ruspoli, Rome (in Italian)  
Port de Monaco (Aurore), 1884

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Garden at Sainte-Adresse, 1867
Waves Breaking, 1881

Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona
Les Areaux Fleuris, Giverny (Flowering Arches, Giverny), 1913

Portland Museum of Art, Maine
La Seine at Vetheuil, ca.1880

Portland Museum of Art, Maine
Click thumbnail #7 for Monte Carlo Seen from Roquebrune

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
Boulevard De Capucines, Paris, 1873

Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art
The Basin at Argenteuil (see bottom row)

Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, Netherlands (in Dutch)  

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Catalogue (in French)  
Etretat, falaise et porte d'Arval. Soleil couchant, 1885

Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri
4 works online

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

Seattle Art Museum

Smith College Museum of Art, Massachusetts

Claude Monet at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
Three photographs of Monet's studio and garden

Southampton City Art Gallery, England

Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas
Winter on the Seine, Vethenil

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Germany

Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (in German)  
Fields in the Spring

Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art, Amsterdam
The House amid Roses, 1925-26

Studio Esseci, Italy (in Italian)  
Click "Immagini" to see a large image from a 2004-2005 exhibition

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
Haystack in Giverny, 1889

The Albertina, Vienna
The water lily pond, 1917-1919

The Barnes Foundation, Pennsylvania
House Boat, 1876

The Ordrupgaard Collection, Charlottenlund, Denmark
The Chailly Road Through the Forest of Fontainebleau, 1865

The Ordrupgaard Collection, Charlottenlund, Denmark
Waterloo Bridge, Overcast, 1903

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland   NEW!

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)
5 paintings online

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
4 paintings online

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Camille at the Window, Argenteuil, 1873

Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany (in German)  

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Connecticut
Nympheas, Water Lilies

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany (mostly in German)  
Seerosen (Nymphéas), 1915/17

Yamagata Museum of Art, Japan
Charing Cross Bridge, la Tamise, 1903

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
5 works online when last checked

Danish Museums Online (in Danish)  
(You can switch to English by going to the very top of the site, but the viewable works are much fewer)

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  
77 paintings - click on "Groupe suivant" to see page 2 of search results

UK National Inventory of Continental European Paintings (NICE)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteClaude Monet
Website about Claude Monet Wiki project

Notable SiteClaude Monet at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteClaude Monet at The Artchive  

Notable SiteClaude Monet at The Athenaeum  
Numerous works online by Monet

Notable SiteClaude Monet in the WebMuseum  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Image archive with zoomable images

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

Boston College Fine Arts Department

Claude Monet at CGFA  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

Digital Images — Photography by Ron Reznick
The Bridge over the Water Lily Pond, 1905

Digital Images — Photography by Ron Reznick
Mouth of the Seine, Honfleur

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  


Google Art Project
St. Germain l'Auxerrois (Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin)

Google Art Project
Summer (Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin)

Google Art Project
Charing Cross Bridge (Museo Thyssen - Bornemisza, Madrid)

Humanities Web  

Memory of the Netherlands Project
Great scans; use your mouse wheel to zoom in on the detail images

Mondo Mostre, Milan (in Italian)  
The second (unidentified) painting is Woman in the Garden, Sainte-Adresse

Mondo Mostre, Milan (in Italian)  
Scroll down for a work from the 2005 exhibition Masterpieces from the Guggenheim

Olga's Gallery

Rasiel's Wallpapers
(Click on the size of the scan you wish to view)

RKD Netherlands Imagebase   NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions

State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

The Halter Collection

USC Annenberg School for Communication

Additional Image Search Tools:
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Miscellaneous Sites:
Notable SiteClaude Monet Foundation at Giverny, France

Notable SiteMonet: Life and Paintings

Notable SiteVillage of Giverny/Claude Monet Home Page

Columbia University Visual Media Center
Flash presentation about Monet's Rouen Cathedral series

FBI Art Theft Program
Beach at Pourville, stolen from the Museum Naradowe w Poznaniu, Poland

FBI Art Theft Program
Le Mont Kolsas, Effet de Soleil

FBI Art Theft Program
Marine, 1880-90, stolen from the Museu Chacara do Céu, Rio de Janeiro


Peter Nahum At The Leicester Galleries, London, UK
Archive of past displayed works which are "sold" or "not for sale"

Repository of Abstract Art

The Fine Arts Conservancy, Florida
Interesting before-and-after examples of artwork restorations
Sailing off the Point, 1882

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Virtual exhibit: "Monet in the 20th Century"

The Modernist Journals Project
(Click "Retrieve Images" to see artworks)

Theobald Jennings Fine Art Dealers, London, UK -- Notable past sales
Nympheas, 1904

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Claude Monet  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
The Bodmer Oak, Fontainebleau Forest, 1865

Apollo Magazine
Article about two paintings by Monet, both entitled Boulevard des Capucines

Art + Auction Magazine
The photo gallery contains 2 works on paper by Claude Monet

Artnet Magazine
Le Seine prés de Bougival, 1872

FAD - art fast news

Fred Camper
An Ecological Vision: Monet in the 90s, originally published in the Chicago Reader

International Herald Tribune (now part of the New York Times organization)
"A New Image of Monet: Melding Light and Rhythm," article by Souren Melikian

International Herald Tribune (now part of the New York Times organization)
"Monet's Long, Luminous Journey to the Edge of Abstraction," article by Souren Melikian

New York Magazine
"Not Just Pretty Gardens: The untamed beauty of Monet's last paintings", 2010 article by Jerry Saltz

Slate Magazine
"Still Waters: Claude Monet's late works run surprisingly deep," article by Christopher Benfey

The Art Story

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
"Like lurid cupcakes in a slanting light", brief 2001 article by Adrian Searle

The London Evening Standard
"Show me the Monet", 2007 article by Brian Sewell

The New Yorker
"MOMA reinstalling Claude Monet's Water Lilies in a room of its own", by Peter Schjeldahl

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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Monet: Nature into Art

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Monet in the 20th Century

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Monet's Landscapes

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Monet's House: An Impressionist Interior

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Claude Monet 1840-1926

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Monet: The Artist Speaks

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Monet to Moore: The Millennium Gift of Sara Lee Corporation

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Monet Paintings: 24 Art Cards

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Claude Monet: The Color of Time

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Monet's Garden in Art

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Monet (Art and Ideas)

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The Essential Claude Monet

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Monet and Impressionism

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Monet the Gardener

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Monet: The Father of Impressionism

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Monet: Late Paintings of Giverny from the Musee Marmottan

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Monet & Mediterranean

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Monet: Life and Works

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Monet by Himself

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Monet at Giverny

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Claude Monet (Big Art Series)


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