Edgar Degas (1834-1917)-French Impressionist Painter
Edgar Degas was born into a well-to-do Parisian family, which gave him a foundation to pursue an education in classical art. He disavowed being called “an Impressionist,” preferring instead to be thought of as a “realist.”
Degas was gifted in drawing with pastels and painting with oils. He is best-known for his paintings of ballet dancers, of nude women in various degrees of repose, and of horse racers. He applied his mastery of human movement to all his work.
We hope you enjoyed this brief look at some of the works of a great artist!
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