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Monet’s Caricatures

Claude Monet is known as the father of Impressionism, but what many people don’t realize is that he got his artistic start drawing caricatures as a teen.  Monet started drawing caricatures and doodles of his teachers in school; he would cover his books with them.  He later became well known around Le Havre by selling his charcoal caricatures.  He earned a living with his exaggerated drawings of locals and became very accomplished at his work.  He exhibited at Gravier’s stationer, framer and ironmonger shop. Monet said, “I started selling my portraits. Sizing up my customer, I charged ten or twenty francs a caricature, and it worked like a charm. Within …..

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