Oscar-Claude Monet ( – ) was a founder of French Impressionist painting and the most famous continuer of this direction.
From the late 1860s impressionists were met with rejection At their first exhibition, held in April 1874, Monet exhibited his work, that were to give impressionist their good name. "Impression, Sunrise". This picture was painted in the art critic Louis Leroy coined the term "Impressionism",as disparagement, but the Impressionists appropriated the term for themselves.
Claude Monet fought all his life for the right of existence of impressionism The first Impressionist exhibition was held in 1874 at 35 boulevard des Capucines, Paris, from 15 April to 15 May. The primary purpose of the participants was promote a new style and free themselves from the constraints Boulevard des Capucines