1840 Claude Oscar Monet is born in
Paris, on 14 November, the second son of a shopkeeper.
1845 the Family move to Le Havre where Monet's talent for drawing is
apparent in caricatures of teachers and others.
1858 Meets the landscape artist Eugene Boudin (1824-1898) who
encourages him to paint out of doors.
1859 Monet goes to Paris to study art . He visits the Salon, and
works at the Académie Suisse, where he meets Camille Pissarro
1862 Meets Johan Barthold Jongkind (1819-1891). Enters the studio of
Charles Gleyre (1806-1874), a Swiss painter who lives
in Paris. There he meets Auguste