Essential: Claude Monetby Abrams, Abrams, Harry N., Staff
Celebrated during his life and deified upon his death, Claude Monet is now a popular figure of near-mythical proportions. A child of modest beginnings, Monet became Impressionism's poster boy out of a fierce determination to succeed. Though he was competitive and ambitious, Monet was a big supporter of other artists, despite his lifelong fear of failure and economic ruin.
Find out: Why Monet wished he had been born blind. Why we are drawn to Monet. How Monet and the Impressionists were transformed from art-world bad boys into the most powerful artists of their time. Which of Monet's paintings inspired the scornful name Impressionism.
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