Margaret Olley

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Family Art Stories is all about creating an online space for the paintings, pictures, prints and photographs you grew up with on your family walls. We all have stories to tell about these familiar images, linked to personal memories. Now you have a chance to share these stories with others, be they about the artwork or about conversations around the dinner table in the room where the painting hung on the wall. As a child, you may not have known that the painting (or print) in your bedroom was a Norman Lindsay, William Turner, or a Margaret Olley, but your memories of seeing this painting every day tell a special story of your childhood, which in itself becomes a delight to share with others..

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The First Picketts

They were farmers, and not really interested in art, until......

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A bit about Claude

Artist Claude Monet was born on November 14, 1840 in Paris, France. He was the youngest son of Claude-Adolphe and Louise-Justine. In 1851, he attended Le Havre Secondary School of the Arts and made money on the side drawing charcoal caricatures. He also took drawing lessons from Jacques-Francois Orchard, a former student of the artists Jacques-Louis David. In 1856, Monet befriended the artist Eugene Boudin who became his mentor. He also met Edouard Manet around the same time. Claude Monet joi

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