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Looking for a beautiful way to start your day? Check out some of these books on the famous artist Claude Monet! He was a founder of French impressionist painting, and the most effective at demonstrating the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature. The term Impressionism is derived from the title of his painting Impression, Sunrise.

Monet Paints a Day

Julie Danneber
EB Monet

Recalls a working day in the life of Impressionist painter Claude Monet, when, so absorbed in his attempts to paint a rock formation on the French seashore, he didn't notice the tide coming in and was doused by a large wave, losing his canvas and paints in the process!


Claude Monet : the painter who stopped the trains
P.I. Maltbie
EB Monet

Tells the story of how French impressionist artist Claude Monet set out to excite critics about his art, much in the same way his young son became enthused over trains.


A Picnic with Monet
Julie Merberg
EF Merberg

This imaginative board book features beautiful paintings by a renowned artist paired with playful, rhyming text. In A Picnic with Monet, Claude Monet's light-filled paintings take children on an enchanted picnic in the countryside. This board book is a fun introduction of art and an imaginative adventure all rolled into one!



Who was Claude Monet?
Ann Waldron
JB Monet

Claude Monet is considered one of the most influential artists of all time. He is a founder of the French Impressionist art movement, and today his paintings sell for millions of dollars. While Monet was alive, however, his work was often criticized and he struggled financially. With over one hundred black-and-white illustrations, this book unveils a true portrait of the artist!



Claude Monet : Sunshine & Water Lilies
True Kelley
J759.4 Kel

A boy named Steven traces Monet's life from his childhood through his development as an Impressionist artist. Full-color illustrations.




Claude Monet
Ann Waldron
T759.4 Wal

The first biography of Monet written especially for young readers. This highly readable text traces Monet's life as a young boy in LeHavre, his studies in Paris, and his eventual achievement of international renown in his forties. 53 illustrations, 33 in full color.


Monet: DK Art Book Series
Paola Rapelli
759.4 Rap

Monet's luminous work was central to the Impressionist movement and includes some of the Western world's most popular paintings. Experience this celebrated French artist's mastery of light and color, and learn how he continued to develop his extraordinary perception despite the onset of blindness in later life. The DK ArtBook series presents both the life and works of each artist within the cultural, social, and political context of their time. To make the books easy to consult, they are divided into three areas -- the life and works of the artist, historical and cultural background, and analysis of major works -- which are identifiable by side bands. Each spread focuses on a specific theme, with an introductory text and several annotated illustrations. The index section is also illustrated and gives background information on key figures and the location of the artist's works.



Monet's Table : the Cooking Journals of Claude Monet
Claire Joyes
641.5 Joy

The most beautiful cookbook of the decade--and a unique look into the private life of the world's best-loved Impressionist painter--offers readers more than 160 of Monet's best-loved dishes, from Cezanne's bouillabaisse to banana ice cream. 90 4-color and 10 black-and-white photographs.


Monet's Years at Giverny : Beyond Impressionism
Metropolitan Museum of Art
759.4 Monet

Catalog of an exhibition held in 1978