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EDGAR DEGAS (French / 1834-1917)

The Impressionist painter, sculptor, and photographer Edgar Degas was born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas in Paris in 1834. Trained at the Beaux-Arts, Paris, to be a history painter, Degas abandoned the Salon style after meeting Édouard Manet. From this time on, Degas was essentially a realistic painter of everyday life, and although he is one of the central figures of Impressionism he never fully adopted the looser impressionistic style. This sometimes led to problems in the group, when Degas invited friends with a similarly realistic style, such as Jean-François Raffaëlli, to exhibit with them. Degas had one subject that attracted him above all others: dance. Roughly half of Degas' works depict dancers. Edgar Degas died in Paris in 1917.

See also:

EDOUARD MANET
JEAN-FRANCOIS RAFFAELLI

Selected prints by EDGAR DEGAS

Avant la course, 1892
Etching
Ballet de Don Juan, 1892
Etching
Danseuse, 1892
Etching

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