Claude Monet Timeline

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  • 1840 - 1926
    Life of the impressionist painter Claude Monet.
  • 14 Nov 1840
    Claude Monet is born in Paris.
  • 1845
    Claude Monet's parents move to Le Havre.
  • 1858
    Claude Monet produces his first outdoor painting, 'View from Rouelles'.
  • Apr 1859
    Claude Monet moves to Paris to become a painter.
  • Jun 1861
    Claude Monet is conscripted into the French army and is sent to North Africa.
  • 1862
    Claude Monet is invalided home from North Africa, and he resumes his studies in Paris to become a painter.
  • 1864
    Clade Monet and Frédéric Bazille share a studio in Paris.
  • 1866
    Claude Monet's 'Woman in a Green Dress' is accepted by the Paris Salon.
  • Aug 1867
    Claude Monet and his model/lover Camille-Léonie Doncieux have a son.
  • 28 Jun 1870
    Claude Monet marries Camille-Léonie Doncieux.
  • Sep 1870
    Claude Monet spends some months in London and meets the art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel.
  • 1872
    Claude Monet produces his first masterpiece, 'Impression, Sunrise'.
  • 1874
    Edouard Manet and Claude Monet spend time together painting at Argenteuil on the Seine.
  • Apr 1874
    Claude Monet exhibits 12 works at the First Impressionist Exhibition in Paris.
  • 1877
    Claude Monet paints a series of paintings at Paris' Gare Saint-Lazare.
  • 5 Sep 1879
    Claude Monet's wife Camille-Léonie Doncieux dies.
  • 1880
    Claude Monet's 'Sunset on the Seine at Lavacourt' is accepted by the Paris Salon.
  • 1881
    Claude Monet lives with the married Alice Hoschedé.
  • 1883 - 1884
    Claude Monet visits the south of France and Italy to paint.
  • 1883
    Claude Monet sets up home at Giverny.
  • 1889
    Claude Monet paints his Creuse Valley series.
  • 1890 - 1891
    Claude Monet paints his haystacks series.
  • 1892 - 1894
    Claude Monet paints his Rouen Cathedral series.
  • Jul 1892
    Claude Monet marries Alice Hoschedé.
  • 1899 - 1901
    Claude Monet takes three trips to London to paint 85 canvases of the city.
  • 1903
    Claude Monet begins his long series of paintings of his Japanese garden at Giverny.
  • Oct 1908
    Claude Monet visits Venice to paint.
  • May 1911
    Claude Monet's wife Alice dies.
  • 5 Dec 1926
    Claude Monet dies of pulmonary sclerosis at his home in Giverny.