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This Day in the Arts: November 14

1840:

Claude Monet, a French painter and leading figure in the late-19th-century movement called Impressionism, is born.

1851:

American writer Herman Melville publishes Moby Dick, which is based on a detailed knowledge of the sea, ships, and whaling; the novel also reveals Melville’s profound insight into human nature as well as his preoccupation with human fate in the universe.


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