Edgar Degas (19 July 1834 – 27 September 1917), born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas (pronounced [ilɛʀ ʒɛʁmɛ̃ ɛdɡɑʀ dœˈɡɑ]), 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 thirties he changed course, and by bringing the traditional methods of a history painter to bear on contemporary subject matter, he became a classical painter of modern life.

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The Cup of Tea - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Cup of Tea
Young 14 Year Old Dancer - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Young 14 Year Old Dancer
Dancers at the bar - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers at the bar
After the Bath 2 1885 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
After the Bath 2 1885
Two Dancers in Their Dressing Room - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Two Dancers in Their Dressing Room
Before the Start I - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Before the Start I
Achille De Gas In The Uniform Of A Cadet - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Achille De Gas In The Uniform Of A Cadet
Dancer with a Fan II - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer with a Fan II
Self Portrait I - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Self Portrait I
Elena Carafa - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Elena Carafa
Torso of a Dancer - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Torso of a Dancer
The Old Italian Woman 1857 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Old Italian Woman 1857
Red Ballet Skirts - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Red Ballet Skirts
After the Bath 3 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
After the Bath 3
The Finding of Moses, 1860s - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Finding of Moses, 1860s
Three Ballet Dancers - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Three Ballet Dancers
Saint Anthony resuscitating a woman killed by her husband... - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Saint Anthony resuscitating a woman killed by her husband...
Singer in Green - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Singer in Green
A Jockey - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
A Jockey
The Milliner - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Milliner
Dancer, 1882-95 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer, 1882-95
The Racecourse, Amateur Jockeys - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Racecourse, Amateur Jockeys
At the Cafe - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
At the Cafe
Three Girls Bathing - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Three Girls Bathing

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