Claude Monet (1840-1926) was the father of French Impressionism, and the most prolific painter of this style and philosophy. The term “impressionism” originated from the title of one of Monet’s early paintings, “Impression, Sunrise” which depicts the artist’s impression of a harbor at dawn.
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The White House is home to more than 200 pieces of fine art including portraits, landscapes, and historical scenes. We thought you’d like to meet ten of the artists whose works decorate the walls of the most famous house in America.
barewalls.com features an enormous gallery of beautiful quality prints by thousands of fine artists, but our customers and fans have their favorites. Here are your top ten. Enjoy.
Jack Vettriano (born Jack Hoggan on November 17, 1951), is a Scottish painter who started out as an aspiring mining engineer and ended up as one of the world’s most popular painters. When he was 21, his girlfriend gave him a set of watercolor paints for his birthday, and the rest is history.
Maurits Cornelis Escher was born in 1898 in the Netherlands. He was an unhealthy child and struggled in school, failing the second grade. In the primary grades he continued to have trouble with his schoolwork but his skill in drawing became evident.