Claude Monet was an impressionist painter and he loved to be out in his garden as much as he could. He put all of his paintings in a thing called a salon and one year one of his paintings won. The next years later the judges would not choose his. Monet liked the light, and detail in his paintings. Monet had two wife's his first wife was named Camille and his second wife was named Alice with his first he had two children. His paintings inspired many people. Today many people still enjoy Monet's paintings.