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 in her dressing room - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer in her dressing room
Woman in the Bath, 1886 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Woman in the Bath, 1886
The Bellelli Family - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Bellelli Family
Dancer Posing - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer Posing
The Daughter of Jephtha - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Daughter of Jephtha
Self-Portrait in a Soft Hat - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Self-Portrait in a Soft Hat
Dancers in the Wings, c.1899 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers in the Wings, c.1899
The Little Milliners - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Little Milliners
Dancer's Dressing Room - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer's Dressing Room
Dancer Putting on Her Slipper - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer Putting on Her Slipper
Ballet, seen from a loge - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Ballet, seen from a loge
The Amateur, 1866 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Amateur, 1866
Dancer IV - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer IV
Ballet Class 1881 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Ballet Class 1881
The Tub - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Tub
The Greek Dance, c.1881 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Greek Dance, c.1881
The Daughter of Jephta (study) - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Daughter of Jephta (study)
Dancers in the Old Opera House - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers in the Old Opera House
Nude Study of a Dancer - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Nude Study of a Dancer
Buste de jeune homme, etudes pour La fille de Jephte - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Buste de jeune homme, etudes pour La fille de Jephte
After the Bath, Woman Drying Herself III - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
After the Bath, Woman Drying Herself III
After the Bath, 1903 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
After the Bath, 1903
The dance hall - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The dance hall
Emma Dobigny - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Emma Dobigny
Ballet Scene I - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Ballet Scene I
Ballerinas Adjusting Their Dresses - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Ballerinas Adjusting Their Dresses
Two dancers resting, 1874 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Two dancers resting, 1874
Calvary, after a painting by Andrea Mantegna (1431... - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Calvary, after a painting by Andrea Mantegna (1431...
Monsieur and Madame Edouard Manet, 1868-69 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Monsieur and Madame Edouard Manet, 1868-69
Two Ballet Dancers Resting - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Two Ballet Dancers Resting
The Primaballerina - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Primaballerina
Dancers IV - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers IV
Reclining Nude - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Reclining Nude
The Song of the Dog - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Song of the Dog
Three Jockeys - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Three Jockeys
Bust of a Woman 2 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Bust of a Woman 2
The Morning Bath 1890 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Morning Bath 1890
Two Dancers in Yellow and Pink - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Two Dancers in Yellow and Pink
Dancer with Red Stockings - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer with Red Stockings
After the Bath 2 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
After the Bath 2
The Nurse - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Nurse
Dancers Bending Down - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers Bending Down
The Bath I - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Bath I
After the Bath III - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
After the Bath III
Rue Quesnoy, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Rue Quesnoy, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme
Dancer III - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer III
Dancers Climbing the Stairs 1886-90 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers Climbing the Stairs 1886-90
Before the Performance, c.1896-98 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Before the Performance, c.1896-98
Jockeys Before the Race, c.1878-79 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Jockeys Before the Race, c.1878-79
Dancers In The Green Room - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers In The Green Room
Dancers Resting - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers Resting
Dancers in Green - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers in Green
Dancer with a Bouquet of Flowers - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer with a Bouquet of Flowers
The Jewels - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Jewels
Dancer Seated (study) - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer Seated (study)
At the Stable, Horse and Dog, c.1862 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
At the Stable, Horse and Dog, c.1862
The Curtain - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Curtain
The Rape of the Sabines - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Rape of the Sabines
Dancers Relaxing - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers Relaxing
Rest - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Rest
Dancer Leaving Her Dressing Room - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer Leaving Her Dressing Room
The Pedicure, 1873 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Pedicure, 1873
After the Bath, 1905-07 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
After the Bath, 1905-07
The Ballet Dancer, 1891 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Ballet Dancer, 1891
The Conversation - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Conversation
Dancers in the Rehearsal Room with a Double Bass - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers in the Rehearsal Room with a Double Bass
Dancers wearing salmon coloured skirts - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers wearing salmon coloured skirts
Dancer with Bouquets - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer with Bouquets
The Box at the Opera - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Box at the Opera
Dancer with a Fan (study) - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer with a Fan (study)
Plage  mare basse (Embouchure de rivire) - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Plage mare basse (Embouchure de rivire)
The Mante Family - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Mante Family
Bathers on the grass 1886-90 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Bathers on the grass 1886-90
Dancer with Raised Arms - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer with Raised Arms
Bather Drying Herself - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Bather Drying Herself
Dancer Onstage with a Bouquet - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer Onstage with a Bouquet
Peasant Girls Bathing in the Sea at Dusk - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Peasant Girls Bathing in the Sea at Dusk
Alexander and Bucephalus - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Alexander and Bucephalus
Three Dancers in Purple Skirts - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Three Dancers in Purple Skirts
Bather by the Water - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Bather by the Water
Candaule's Wife - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Candaule's Wife
Three Dancers III - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Three Dancers III
Cafe-Concert - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Cafe-Concert
Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando
Dancer with Left Art Raised - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer with Left Art Raised
The Gentlemen's Race: Before the Start - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Gentlemen's Race: Before the Start
Dancers Pink and Green ca. 1890 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers Pink and Green ca. 1890
The Toilet, 1897 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Toilet, 1897
Seated Dancer Adjusting Her Shoes - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Seated Dancer Adjusting Her Shoes
Dancers in Light Blue - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers in Light Blue
Dancer with bouquet - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer with bouquet
Dancers in the Foyer 2 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers in the Foyer 2
Young 14 Year Old Dancer - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Young 14 Year Old Dancer
The Cup of Tea - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Cup of Tea
Scene of War in the Middle Ages, 1865 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Scene of War in the Middle Ages, 1865
Dancer with a Fan II - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer with a Fan II

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