He was born in Paris, but did most of his work from the small acerage he bought and lived on near Giverny France. He was the first to create a style called Impressionism. Impressionism was basically the study of light and color mixing. The artists at this time didn't really focus on details, they just focused on the color and let that create the needed details to form a cohesive painting.
I am a huge fan of Monet's colors and styles. He created such complex looking works of art with such a simple looking style.
|San Giorgio Maggior at dusk|
|Haystacks at sunset|