Some artists that were influenced by the work of Monet include Degas, Cezanne, Pissarro, and Renoir. Degas's choice of color began to approach that of other Impressionists. He also began to use techniques in pastel which gave a more granular, broken, and flickering effect.
Of all the Impressionists, Claude Monet was the most dedicated to recording the impression of the moment. To capture these impression, Monet moved from place to place at different times of the day; with his paintings he gave respectibility to painting en plein air (outdoors), whereas hitherto it was viewed as ungentlemanly as it was too reminiscent of manual work. http://www.enotes.com/claude-monet-salem/claude-monethttp://www.enotes.com/claude-monet-salem/claude-monet
As a young man Monet enrolled at the Academie Suisse in the 1860s, where he made friends with Camille Pisarro, who became Monet's comrade-in-arms as one of the founding figures of Impressionism. With Pisarro, Monet joined forces, accompanied by Frederic Bazille and Pierre-Auguste Renoir to create the distinctive Impressionist technique of landscape painting with Monet credited as "the painter of modern life."