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Name  Michel Monet
Siblings  Jean Monet
Role  Claude Monet's son
Uncles  Leon Pascal Monet
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Died  February 3, 1966, Vernon, France
Parents  Camille Doncieux, Claude Monet
Grandparents  Claude Adolphe Monet, Louise Justine Aubree Monet
Similar People  Claude Monet, Camille Doncieux, Jean Monet, Alice Hoschede, Blanche Hoschede Monet

Michel Monet (17 March 1878 – 1966) was the son of Claude Monet and Camille Doncieux Monet and the brother of Jean Monet.

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Early life

Michel Monet was the second son born to Claude and Camille Monet. He was born in 1878 a period of his mother's ill health, which worsened following the birth of her son. She died September 5, 1879 probably of uterine cancer. His other brother was Jean, who was born in 1867.

By the time of his mother's death, Alice Hoschede and her children were living with the Monets at Vetheuil. After Camille Monet's death in 1879, Monet and Alice (along with the children from the two respective families) continued living together at Poissy and later at Giverny. Alice managed the household and supervised the education of Monet and Hoschede children.

Paintings that include Michel

  • Claude Monet, Portrait of Michel in a Pompom Hat
  • Claude Monet, Monet's garden at Vetheuil, 1880, Michel Monet and Jean-Pierre Hoschede
  • Claude Monet, Jean-Pierre Hoschede et Michel Monet au bord de l'Epte, 1890, National Gallery of Canada
  • World War I

    Monet and his step-brother Jean-Pierre Hoschede served the military during World War I.

    Marriage

    Monet married Gabrielle Bonaventure in 1927. She died 2 February 1964.

    Claude Monet estate

    When Monet died in 1926, the entire estate was passed on to his son Michel. As he never spent time in Giverny, Blanche Hoschede Monet became the caretaker. She was the daughter of Alice and the widow of Jean Monet. She was aided by the former head gardener Louis Lebret. After Blanche died in 1947, the garden was neglected.

    Michel Monet died heirless in a car crash in 1966. He had bequeathed the estate to the Academie des beaux-arts. From 1977 onwards, Gerald Van der Kemp, then curator at the Chateau de Versailles played a key role in the restoration of the House and Gardens, which had been left in a desolate state. In a bid to raise funds, he and his wife Florence appealed to American donors through the "Versailles Foundation-Giverny Inc."

    In 1966, Michel Monet left the Musee Marmottan Monet his own collection of his father's work, thus creating the world's largest collection of Monet paintings.

    Death

    He died in 1966 and is buried at the Giverny Church Cemetery, Giverny, France. His wife Gabrielle, father, brother Jean, and sister-in-law Blanche are also buried at the cemetery.

    References

    Michel Monet Wikipedia


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