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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.






A Carriage at the Races


Jockeys Before the Race


Racehorses in Front of the Grandstand
Musée d’Orsay, Paris


Before the Race
National Gallery of Art, Washington


At the Races: the Start
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge


Before the Race


Carreras de caballeros. Antes de la salida


At the Races - Before the Start
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond


Race Horses


Jockeys in Front of the Grandstands


The False Start


Before the Start

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