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Monet's Final Endeavor Of 'Water Lilies'

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Claude Monet's water lily paintings are some of the most beloved works of art in history, but the painter was endlessly frustrated by the elusiveness of his subject. Ross King, author of Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies, says the artist worked tirelessly on them, going so far as to have his barber trim his hair while he painted.

Historian Ross King will discuss the water lilies series and the hardship behind them at the Kansas City Public Library's Plaza Branch at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, September 19. For more information and to RSVP, go to KCLibrary.org.

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