The Mysticals were hearing stories about Claude Monet in Paris. He was a renowned French painter whose art movement Impressionism changed the world of art. He was born in Paris in November 1840 to a father who strictly wanted him to join the family’s shipping business and a mother who supported his artistic talent.

At an early age, Monet developed a love for drawing. He filled his school books with caricatures of his teachers! He quickly became popular for sketching the town’s residents.

Monet even served in the military from 1861 to 1862. However, sometimes, he’d get so frustrated with his paintings that he’d burn or tear them! Thankfully, he left some work intact for the Mysticals to admire before he passed away in December 1926.