Claude Oscar Monet was an important French painter from the Impressionist period. His major work was titled Impression, Sunrise. Already during his studies at the art school in Le Havre he earned extra money by selling cartoons. His teacher Eugene Boudin brought him to oil painting. In 1866, Monet met Camille Doncieux, who became his model and later wife and mother of their sons. A big inspiration for him was a garden with a pond at his home in Normandy. He painted it over and over again in different shades and seasons, and under different lights and sun glares.