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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Complete Works of Edgar Degas

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Degas By Himself: Drawings,...

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Six Degas Ballet Dancers Cards

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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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Degas: 16 Art Stickers

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Edgar Degas

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Degas Pastels

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The Ballet Paintings of Degas

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