Claude Monet loved art from a young age. While classmates were doing classwork, he was filling his workbooks with drawings. His father, however, wanted Claude to go into the family business and help with running their grocery store. But while his father pushed back against his creative love, Claude’s mother gave him the support he needed to pursue his dream.
Claude would dedicate his working life to art, becoming a founder of impressionist painting.
“A snapshot biography of Claude Monet” sources: Portrait taken by Nadar in 1899 / Wikimedia Commons