Painter Claude Monet (1840-1926) was a founder of French Impressionism, best known for his beautiful landscapes of the French countryside. The term Impressionism was adopted by Monet and a group of experimental artists when a dismissive art critic called their work just "an impression." Monet's brush captured the light and soft colors around him. Among his most beloved works are his paintings of water lilies and the bridge in his garden in Giverny, France.
The Short Biographies series from Applewood's Benna Books imprint features short, intriguing, and entertaining biographies of world-renowned figures. Each beautiful hardcover book includes an interesting retelling of a single person's life, suitable for young adults and adults alike. These little gems will become beloved souvenirs of a favorite artist or a memorable trip to a museum.