Oscar-Claude Monet (1840-1926)
French painter and one of the founders of Impressionism
Unsatisfied with traditional art taught at art schools, Monet explored new techniques such as painting en plein air
Known for his focus on studying the effects of light and reflections
Notable works include Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies, La gare Saint-Lazare, Impression, Sunrise, the Rouen Cathedral series etc.