Oscar Claude Monet was born in Paris, France on November 14, 1840. His father, Adolphe, worked in the family's shipping business and his mother, Louise, took care of the family. When he was five his family moved to a port city in Normandy. While Monet was an overall decent student, he hated being confined to a classroom. He began drawing at a young age, he specifically drew caricatures of his friends and teachers.