Monet, Claude

[ (moh-nay) ]

A French impressionist (see impressionism) painter of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He is known for his feathery brushstrokes and for the play of light in his paintings. His painting Impression, Sunrise gave the name to the impressionist movement.

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