He was a founder of French Imperssionist painting. 1851 he was entered into art school soon he was well known for his charcoal caricatures and sell it for 10-30 francs. He was refuged due to the Franco-Prussian War in 1870 and moved to England. He was well known for his landscape paintings.
In 1872, monet was painted one of his famous landscape painting called "Impression, Sunrise" which was exhibited in 1874. The name Impressionism or Impressionistic movement was came from this painting.
Later he visited (1883 and 1908) to Mediterranean, Venice, Italy, and in London during his visit he was painted various landscape, seascape and landmarks.