Details: Impressionist Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926) created masterpieces not only with paint on canvas but also with flowers in his gardens at his home in Giverny. Photographer and horticultural designer Elizabeth Murray helped to restore the extensive, lush gardens nearly three decades ago and returns each year to capture the painter's passion in all its blooming glory. A detailed description accompanies each of her 12 photographs in this small, sumptuous calendar.
Claude Monet (November 14, 1840 - December 5, 1926) was a French painter and a founder of Impressionism. He was a practitioner of its philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature. The term Impressionism is derived from the title of his painting Impression, Sunrise. Monet was fond of painting controlled nature: his own garden in Giverny, with its water lilies, pond and bridge, and up and down the banks of the Seine.