1896–1926: Claude Monet and the Water Lilies

Charles Beuck
Sep 14, 2020 · 6 min read
Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge, by Claude Monet (1899): Wikimedia Commons

There is perhaps no image more associated with the Impressionism Art Movement than that of Claude Monet’s water lilies. Comprising a series of roughly 250 oil paintings created between 1896 and his death in 1926, these beautiful, bright works were a triumph amidst personal lose and health issues. Monet’s second wife, Alice Hoschedé, died in 1911. His oldest son died in 1914 from tuberculosis. His younger son…