Claude Monet

Los Angeles Times - - TRAVEL - Sources: Giverny.org; En­cy­clo­pe­dia Bri­tan­nica; “Monet” by Christoph Hein­rich

Born: Nov. 14, 1840, Paris Moves: At age 5, to Nor­mandy,

France

Serves: In the mil­i­tary in 1861 and ’62, in Al­ge­ria Re­turns: To Nor­mandy in 1862 Stud­ies: In Paris later in 1862 Meets: Al­fred Sis­ley and Pierre-Au­guste Renoir, among other artists, in 1862

Be­comes a fa­ther: Son Jean is born Aug. 8, 1867

At­tempts: Sui­cide in 1868 Mar­ries: Camille Don­cieux, his fre­quent model and mother of Jean, on June 28, 1870

Be­gins: A re­la­tion­ship with Alice Hoschedé in 1876

Uses: Money made from his paint­ings to pay for the care of Camille, whose health is in de­cline af­ter the birth of their son Michel in 1878

Paints: Camille in her last days. She dies Sept. 5, 1879

Moves: In 1883 to Giverny in Nor­mandy with Alice and her chil­dren and his two sons Buys: A house in 1890 in Giverny Mar­ries: Alice in July 1892 Cre­ates: A wa­ter lily gar­den in the 1890s in Giverny and be­gins to paint the flow­ers

Loses: Alice in 1911 and his son Jean in 1914

Works: On 12 huge wa­ter lily can­vases from1916-1926, de­spite vi­sion prob­lems

Dies: Of lung cancer Dec. 5, 1926

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