Claude Monet, the most celebrated of the Impressionists, was also the most private of collectors. Aside from his well-known penchant for Japanese prints, most have no awareness that he spent his whole life collecting myriad other master works. These unknown pieces, therefore, constitute the sentimental and artistic pantheon of the Master of Giverny.
For the first time ever, the Marmottan Monet Museum will lift the veil on this private passion, with an unprecedented exhibition titled "Monet, The Collector" and on view from September 14, 2017, through January 14, 2018.
Marianne Mathieu, Assistant to the director, in charge of the collections of the Monet Marmottan Museum
Dominique Lobstein, Art Historian