Claude Monet (1840-1926) was a French painter best known for his association with the Impressionist style. While many know the artist who created such masterpieces as "Water-Lily Pond" and "Woman with a Parasol", few are familiar with the young boy who grew up to be the revered artist. In Claude, The Tale of a Young Claude Monet, readers are invited to join the young Claude as he explores the beauty of his natural surroundings and imagines all that he can do.
Lindsay Johnson is a recent graduate of Skidmore College where she received a Bachelor of Science in Studio Art with minors in Art History and English Literature. Lindsay was born and raised on the coast of Southern California with the Pacific Ocean in her front yard and the Santa Monica Mountains in the back. While many flocked to the beach to surf and enjoy a suntan, Lindsay always found herself drawn to the mountains. For Lindsay the mountains present a fantastical world where mystery reigns and anything can happen. Much like the lost boys of J. M. Barrie’s Never Neverland, Lindsay finds pleasure in the imagination where there are no boundaries and childhood is eternal. She is currently excited to take steps towards a career in advertising, with the hopes of one day becoming a creative director. On the side, Lindsay is combining her love of literature and her love of design working on a children's book series.