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.
Monet's The Japanese Footbridge (1899) is one of the impressionist treasures in the Gallery's collection. A passionate gardener, the artist designed and built the landscape that appears in the painting—from the arching bridge to the water garden filled with water lilies.
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