About the Artist
Claude Monet (1840–1926) was an innovative leader of the impressionists, a group of painters who strove to capture the endless variations of light and atmosphere found in nature through plein-air landscape painting. Over the course of Monet's career his technique and vision developed. His art, originally grounded in the realism of direct observation, eventually reflected his interest in rendering an abstract sensation of nature.
Bring everyone to the table with these fine-art placemats from the National Gallery of Art. Buy multiples to create a matching set, or mix it up and collect them all.
The six years Monet spent living in Argenteuil were among the most productive of his career. The views in and around the town were a great inspiration throughout his stay, and his house became an important meeting place for his friends and colleagues including Alfred Sisley, Auguste Renoir, Édouard Manet, Gustave Caillebotte, Camille Pissarro, Edgar Degas, and Paul Cézanne.
- 1 placemat
- Sustainable vinyl; felt backing made from 100% recycled plastic bottles
- 12 x 16 inches
- Low maintenance; wipe clean
- Made in the USA