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Monet and the Impressionists  

Maureen O’Brien De Geller The exhibit "Monet: The Early Years" will be on view at the Legion of Honor Museum, February 25-May 17, 2017. It is the first to examine landscape paintings from the first phase of Monet’s career from his debut in Normandy in 1858 until 1872 when he settled in Argenteuil near Paris. This course will examine works from this period, as well as influences on his work, including the Barbizon school and his mentor Eugène Boudin, as well as his association with Eugène Manet, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Frédéric Bazille and Alfred Sisley. It will look at Monet’s many views of Normandy, as well as suburban and rural leisure, such as boating on the Seine, as well as landscapes created in England 1870-71 reflecting the influence of John Constable and Joseph Mallord William Turner. Week By Week (coming soon) Maureen O’Brien De Geller received her B.A. and M.A. from Dominican University of California where she presently teaches courses in Western and Non-Western Art History. She has also taught Art History at Sonoma State University and College of Marin and lectures for Elderhostel.


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