Claude Monet was friends with other Impressionists. Édouard Manet paints in his studio, surrounded by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and other 19th-century artists. 'Impression, Sunrise' by Claude Monet (1872) Claude Monet, Wikimedia Commons // Public DomainThe artists had given their group a not-so-catchy name: The Anonymous Society of Painters, Sculptors, Printmakers, etc. 'Grainstack (Sunset)' by Claude Monet (1891) Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty ImagesThe rich, wild garden wasn’t the only part of Giverny Monet felt compelled to immortalize on canvas. Claude Monet in 1923.