Edgar Degas

(July 19, 1834 � September 27, 1917) Born Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas in Paris, France, he was the oldest of five children. His father, a banker, encouraged his son's artistic inclination.

Degas' innovative style, influenced by photography and Japanese woodblock prints called Ukiyo-e (Japonism), his skillful drawing, and perceptive analysis of movement made him one of the masters of progressive art in the late 19th century. He is especially known for his paintings of ballet dancers. Degas is often considered an impressionist, some of his work shows classical and realist styles, and other times romanticism...

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1876 - Absinthe Drinkers 1876 - Woman With Opera Glasses 1877 - Six Ambassedeurs 1877 - Dancer With Bouquet
1877 - L Etoile 1877 - Song of the Dog 1878 - Singer With Glove 1879 - Dancer With a Fan
1880 - Before the Entrance 1883 - Morning Bath 1885 - Dancer in Green Tutu 1886 - The Tub
1886 - Woman Drying Herself 1888 - Race Horses 1888 - Woman Having Her Hair Combed 1890 - Seated Woman Combing Her Hair
1890 - The Morning Bath 1894 - After the Bath 1895 - Ballet Dancers in the Wings 1895 - Two Bathers on the Grass