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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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Alexander and Bucephalus - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Alexander and Bucephalus
Dancers In The Green Room - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers In The Green Room
Dancers with Hair in Braids - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers with Hair in Braids
The Russian Dancer, c.1895 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Russian Dancer, c.1895
A Jockey - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
A Jockey
Singer in Green - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Singer in Green
After Bathing, Woman Drying Her Leg - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
After Bathing, Woman Drying Her Leg
Dancers in the Rehearsal Room with a Double Bass - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers in the Rehearsal Room with a Double Bass
Woman Undressing - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Woman Undressing
Ballet Dancer from Behind - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Ballet Dancer from Behind
Dancer with a Bouquet of Flowers - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer with a Bouquet of Flowers
Dancer Seated (study) - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer Seated (study)
Trois Danseuses - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Trois Danseuses
A Visit to the Museum - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
A Visit to the Museum
Candaule's Wife - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Candaule's Wife
The dance hall - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The dance hall
Two Dancers 1890 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Two Dancers 1890
Calvary, after a painting by Andrea Mantegna (1431... - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Calvary, after a painting by Andrea Mantegna (1431...
Before The Rehearsal - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Before The Rehearsal
Studies of the Nude - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Studies of the Nude
Bateau De Peche A L'Entree Du Port De Dives - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Bateau De Peche A L'Entree Du Port De Dives
Stage Rehearsal, 1878-1879 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Stage Rehearsal, 1878-1879
Two Dancers in Their Dressing Room - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Two Dancers in Their Dressing Room
The Cafe Concert - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Cafe Concert
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