365 Days of Art: November 21 – Magritte is Born, Monet’s Aunt Buys Him Out of the Army

Magritte, Hegel's Holiday, 1958, 18" x 15"

Magritte, Hegel’s Holiday, 1958, 18″ x 15″

November 21, 1898

Rene Magritte is born.

Claude Monet, Impression: Sunrise, 1873

Claude Monet, Impression: Sunrise, 1873

November 21, 1862

Monet is dishcarged 5 1/2 years early from the army, after his aunt pays the replacement fee (i.e., to hire another soldier) so he can get on with his art career.