Monet: Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston Exhibition Catalogue

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Full-page reproductions of paintings spanning Monet’s career and  styles, from one of the largest Monet collections outside France

An introduction to the dazzling paintings of an Impressionist master. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, boasts one of the largest collections of the celebrated Impressionist artist Claude Monet’s work outside France. This book reproduces all thirty-five oil paintings by Monet in the MFA’s permanent collection, representing nearly the full span of Monet’s long career. An introductory essay presents a brief account of his acclaim in Boston during his lifetime, and entries for the paintings provide an overview of his life and work. Monet returned time and again to his favorite locations and motifs, utilizing vivid color and varied brushwork to dazzling effect and inviting viewers to see the world anew.


  • Author Katie Hanson is Associate Curator, Paintings, Art of Europe, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 
  • 88 Pages
  • 9.5 x 10.5"
  • 40 Color Illustrations

Claude Monet (1840-1926) trained with the plein-air painter  Eugène Boudin among others, continuing his studies from 1859 onward in  Paris, where he met Pissarro, Bazille, Sisley and Renoir. At their first  exhibition in Paris in 1874, Monet’s painting Impression, soleil levant prompted critics to mockingly describe him as an impressionist.