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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Dancer, 1882-95 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer, 1882-95
The Toilet, 1897 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Toilet, 1897
Dancers at the bar - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers at the bar
Achille De Gas In The Uniform Of A Cadet - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Achille De Gas In The Uniform Of A Cadet
Dancers Pink and Green ca. 1890 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers Pink and Green ca. 1890
Cafe-Concert - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Cafe-Concert
Jockeys Before the Race, c.1878-79 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Jockeys Before the Race, c.1878-79
The Cup of Tea - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Cup of Tea
At the Cafe - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
At the Cafe
Green Dancer - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Green Dancer
The Finding of Moses, 1860s - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Finding of Moses, 1860s
The Racecourse, Amateur Jockeys - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Racecourse, Amateur Jockeys
Dancer with bouquet - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer with bouquet
Ballet Dancer from Behind - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Ballet Dancer from Behind
Waiting, c.1882 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Waiting, c.1882
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
Therese de Gas (1842-95), sister of the artist, later... - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Therese de Gas (1842-95), sister of the artist, later...
Three Women at the Races - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Three Women at the Races
Studies of the Nude - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Studies of the Nude
Jockey in Blue on a Chestnut Horse - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Jockey in Blue on a Chestnut Horse
Before The Rehearsal - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Before The Rehearsal
Three Ballet Dancers - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Three Ballet Dancers
Dancers on the Scenery - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers on the Scenery
Bedtime - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Bedtime

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