In 1856, Monet met Eugéne Boudin, a landscape painter known for his landscapes of northern French seaside villages. Boudin urged Monet to create outside, and the en plein air approach changed his feelings about how art might be generated.
Monet's second wife, Alice, died in 1911, and his son passed away the year after. Monet almost completely stopped painting following these tragic events, the aftermath of World War I, and even the formation of a cyst over one of his eyes.
Monet died of lung cancer on the 5th of December, 1926, aged 86, and was laid to rest at the Giverny church burial site. He insisted on keeping the celebration modest, so only about fifty people attended.
Monet was only recognized in a few groups of art aficionados for many years after his death. Monet’s paintings attract high valuations, and some are regarded as priceless; in fact, Monet’s art is housed in every major museum on the globe.
Women in the Garden (1867)Westminster Bridge (1871)Woman with a Parasol (1875)Grainstacks, end of day, Autumn (1891)Rouen Cathedral: The Facade at Sunset (1894)Charing Cross Bridge (1899)Water Lilies (1919)