Edgar Degas





Edgar Degas


Born
in Paris, France
July 19, 1834

Died
September 29, 1917

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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
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Degas By Himself: Drawings,...

4.06 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1987 — 2 editions
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Six Degas Ballet Dancers Cards

4.27 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1997
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Degas

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Degas Drawings of Dancers

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Miniature Masterpieces: Edg...

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Degas By Himself Handbook

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Edgar Degas

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Degas: 16 Art Stickers

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Degas Pastels

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