Monet on the Run - 20. An old acquaintance At 15, Monet was earning a little money as a gifted caricaturist. One day, the landscape painter Eugène Boudin met the youngster, recognised his talent and encouraged him to pick up painting. For a while, they spent many hours together, sketching in the countryside, or admiring sunsets over the sea.
Fifteen years later, Monet must have been very pleased to run into his initial mentor and his wife, who had arrrived in Trouville on August 12, 1870.
Boudin, his senior by 16 years, spent part of his life in this small, but fashionable coastal town. His numerous paintings of the harbour and the beach are ample evidence.
Eugène Boudin, - Le port de Trouville (Trouville Harbour), 1873. Oil on panel, 30.7 x 57.6 cm. National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK - L’entrée du port de Trouville (The Entrance to Trouville Harbour), 1888. Oil on mahogany, 32.4 x 40.9 cm. The National Gallery, London Claude Monet, L'entrée du port de Trouville (Entrance to the Port of Trouville), 1870. Oil on canvas, 54 x 66 cm. Szépmüvészeti Múzeum, Budapest, Hungary
Anniversary Today’s birthday boy is Frederick Carl Frieseke, an American impressionist who spent most of his life in France and was an important member of the Giverny art colony. He was born on 7 April 1874.
Frederick Carl Frieseke, Among the Hollyhocks, c.1913. Oil on canvas, 64 x 81.3 cm. National Academy Museum, New York