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Edgar Degas


Edgar Degas

(b Paris, 19 July 1834; d Paris, 27 Sept 1917).

French painter, draughtsman, printmaker, sculptor, pastellist, photographer and collector. He was a founder-member of the Impressionist group and the leader within it of the Realist tendency. He organized several of the group’s exhibitions, but after 1886 he showed his works very rarely and largely withdrew from the Parisian art world. As he was sufficiently wealthy, he was not constricted by the need to sell his work, and even his late pieces retain a vigour and a power to shock that is lacking in the contemporary productions of his Impressionist colleagues.





Portrait of Mary Cassatt


In a Cafe (The Absinthe Drinker)
Musée d’Orsay, Paris


The Bellelli Family
Musée d’Orsay, Paris


Portrait in a New Orleans Cotton Office
Musée d’Orsay, Paris


Madame Valpincon with Chrysanthemums
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan


Hortense Valpin
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis


The Rape
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia


Plaza de la Concordia


Louis-Marie Pilet Violoncellista en la orquesta de la Opera




Retrato de James Tissot


Eugene Manet

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