ART 1923: Claude Monet

Claude Monet

Claude Monet, blind French painter and last of the great Impressionists, recovered his eyesight after a surgical operation at which his oldest friend, Georges Clemenceau, stood at his side to cheer him. Monet, 83, has been blind for several years. It is not likely that he will paint another of the remarkable "series" which made him famous. But he has recovered what he chiefly sought in art—the pageant of moving light and air.

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