Edgar Degas





Edgar Degas

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born
in Paris, France
July 19, 1834

died
September 29, 1917

gender
male

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Edgar Degas (born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas) was a French artist famous for his work in painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism although he rejected the term, and preferred to be called a realist. A superb draughtsman, he is especially identified with the subject of the dance, and over half his works depict dancers. These display his mastery in the depiction of movement, as do his racecourse subjects and female nudes. His portraits are considered to be among the finest in the history of art.

Early in his career, his ambition was to be a history painter, a calling for which he was well prepared by his rigorous academic training and close study of classic art. In his early thirtie...more


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Degas By Himself: Drawings,...
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Miniature Masterpieces: Edg...
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Degas Drawings of Dancers
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Degas By Himself Handbook
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Meet Edgar Degas
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Edgar Degas
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Edgar Degas Postcard Book
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Six Degas Ballet Dancers Cards
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A Degas Sketchbook: The Hal...
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“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”
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“Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.”
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