The second artist in «The Masters of Art» series is also a well-known figure in the history of art. Claude Monet was a French Impressionist painter who lived from 14 November 1840 to 5 December 1926. He shared the movement's belief that art, and landscape painting in particular, should reflect the artist's emotional response to the natural world. The water lilies in the pond of the artist's Giverny garden were his favorites. Monet painted about 250 distinct works in numerous water lily series at the aforementioned French house before his death. The Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris is home to the magnificent picture seen in the backdrop of Claude's self-portrait. The Cook Islands have created a legal tender coin depicting Claude Monet on both sides in great relief, and it is worth ten dollars. Only 1500 coins will ever be struck for the entire world. Authenticity documentation and a presentation box are included with each coin purchase. Shop Coins Boutique if you want one. Free domestic shipping applies to this product.