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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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Seated Dancer Adjusting Her Shoes - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Seated Dancer Adjusting Her Shoes
Waiting, c.1882 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Waiting, c.1882
The Cup of Tea - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Cup of Tea
Dancer Seated (study) - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer Seated (study)
Three Ballet Dancers - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Three Ballet Dancers
Two Dancers.(Deux danseuse) - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Two Dancers.(Deux danseuse)
Dancers on the Scenery - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers on the Scenery
Candaule's Wife - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Candaule's Wife
Bedtime - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Bedtime
Ballet Dancer from Behind - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Ballet Dancer from Behind
Two Dancers IV - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Two Dancers IV
The Russian Dancer, c.1895 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Russian Dancer, c.1895
Three Dancers in a Diagonal Line on the Stage, c.1882 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Three Dancers in a Diagonal Line on the Stage, c.1882
The Primaballerina - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Primaballerina
Singer in Green - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Singer in Green
A Jockey - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
A Jockey
After Bathing, Woman Drying Her Leg - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
After Bathing, Woman Drying Her Leg
A Visit to the Museum - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
A Visit to the Museum
Dancers with Hair in Braids - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers with Hair in Braids
Before The Rehearsal - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Before The Rehearsal
Cafe-Concert - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Cafe-Concert
Monsieur and Madame Edouard Manet, 1868-69 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Monsieur and Madame Edouard Manet, 1868-69
After Bathing, Woman Drying Herself - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
After Bathing, Woman Drying Herself
Studies of the Nude - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Studies of the Nude
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