Usually what defines a modern artist is an innovative technique that abandons the conventional style. Such works of art were rarely well received and often struggled for years before their value was recognized. Some of the most famous modern artists are the founders of various artistic currents such as impressionism, romanticism, fauvism, cubism and so on
Claude Monet along with Renoir, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Berthe Morisot and Paul Cézanne were part of an artistic group that founded and nurtured impressionism. Their contributions as impressionist artists led to the creation of numerous, priceless works of art. Other artists such as Van Goth or Paul Cezanne used impressionist in order to develop other styles.