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Claude Monet -  (1840-1926) 

Claude Monet - Born in Paris, but raised in Le Havre, and with little formal training Monet built upon his childhood reputation  for caricatures, to become a leading light of the impressionist movement, a name he termed but long regretted.

 After a long struggle against poverty and the critics,  he at last became successful in the 1880s and was able to purchase Giverny financed by  his 'grain stack' series of paintings.

As he became older and his eye sight failed Giverny became the center of  his painting world cumulating in his gift to the French nation of the 'Water Lilies, Waterscapes' decoration series.

In the 1960s Giverny was gifted to the French nation by his son and funds were raised, much in America, to restore the house to its former glory.

For more than 25 years the porcelain manufacturer, Robert Haviland & C. Parlon, has been working closely with the Museum Claude Monet in Giverny. Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Van Der Kemp are the curators of the  Museum and have been selected by the French State to recreate the garden, the house and the studio where Claude Monet painted until the end of his life.

 Robert Haviland and C. Parlon, on request,  have recreated the colors and form of the original table settings designed by Monet for his personal use. This recreation has been both successful artistically and commercially  throughout the world. 

 

 

 

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