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Oscar-Claude Monet (1840-1926) was a French painter and a founder of the Impressionist painting movement in the late 1800s and early 1900s. By 1913, Monet was the most successful living painter in France. There are some 2,500 paintings and drawings attributed to Monet, the most famous of which were done in the Impressionist style. Impressionism originated in France in the late 19th century, and is a style which stresses the importance of natural light and its changing qualities and an open composition. The following photographs are from the de Young Museum’s exhibit Monet: The Late Years and show some of Monet’s renditions of his most famous works that he painted from 1913-1926, such as Water Lillies and The Japanese Footbridge.