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Edgar Degas

(1834-1917)

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Biography

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Edgar Degas was born into the family of bankers of aristocratic extraction. His mother died in 1847, so the boy's father, Auguste de Gas, and grandfather, Hilaire de Gas, were the most influential figures in his early life. Despite his own desire to paint he began to study law, but broke off his studies in 1853. He frequented Félix Joseph Barrias’s studio and spent his time copying Renaissance works. In 1854-1859 he made several trips to Italy, some of the time visiting relatives, studying the Old Masters; he painted historical pictures and realistic portraits of his relatives: Read Edgar Degas's Full Biography

Edgar Degas. Self-Portrait. Self-Portrait. c.1855. Oil on canvas. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. Order a Poster or Print
Edgar Degas. Portrait of Achille de Gas in the Uniform of a Cadet. Portrait of Achille de Gas in the Uniform of a Cadet. 1856-57. Oil on canvas. The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA. Order a Poster or Print
Edgar Degas. Portrait of Hilaire de Gas. Portrait of Hilaire de Gas. 1857. Oil on canvas. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. Order a Poster or Print
Edgar Degas. Roman Beggar Woman. Roman Beggar Woman. 1857. Oil on canvas. City Museum and Art Gallery, Burmingham, UK. Order a Poster or Print
Edgar Degas. Portrait of Marguerite de Gas, the Artist's Sister. Portrait of Marguerite de Gas, the Artist's Sister. 1858-1860. Oil on canvas. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. Order a Poster or Print
Edgar Degas. On the Racing Field. On the Racing Field. 1861. Oil on canvas. Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland. Order a Poster or Print
Edgar Degas. The Dead Fox. The Dead Fox. c.1861-1864. Oil on canvas. Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen, France. Order a Poster or Print
Edgar Degas. Gentlemen Jockeys before the Start. Gentlemen Jockeys before the Start. 1862. Oil on canvas. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. Order a Poster or Print
Edgar Degas. Self-Portrait. Self-Portrait. c.1863. Oil on canvas. Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal. Order a Poster or Print
Edgar Degas. Breaking-In. Breaking-In. 1860s. Pastel on paper. The Pushkin Museum of Fine Art, Moscow, Russia. Order a Poster or Print
Edgar Degas. Portrait of Thérèse de Gas, the Artist's Sister. Portrait of Thérèse de Gas, the Artist's Sister. c.1863. Oil on canvas. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. Order a Poster or Print
Edgar Degas. Portrait of Monsieur and Madame Edmondo Morbilli. Portrait of Monsieur and Madame Edmondo Morbilli. c.1865. Oil on canvas. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Edgar Degas. Woman with Chrysanthemums. Woman with Chrysanthemums. 1865. Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA. Order a Poster or Print
Edgar Degas. Spartan Girls Challenging Boys. Spartan Girls Challenging Boys. c.1860-62. Oil on canvas. National Gallery, London, UK. Order a Poster or Print
Edgar Degas. Semiramis Building Babylon. Semiramis Building Babylon. 1861. Oil on canvas. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. Order a Poster or Print
Edgar Degas. The Bellelli Family. The Bellelli Family. 1858-67. Oil on canvas. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Edgar Degas. The Suffering of the City of New Orleans. The Suffering of the City of New Orleans. !865. Oil on paper, mounted on canvas. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. Order a Poster or Print
Edgar Degas. Degas and Evariste de Valernes, Painter and a Friend of the Artist. Degas and Evariste de Valernes, Painter and a Friend of the Artist. c.1865. Oil on canvas. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. Order a Poster or Print
Edgar Degas. Portrait of Edmondo and Thérèse Morbilli. Portrait of Edmondo and Thérèse Morbilli. . 1865. Oil on canvas. The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Edgar Degas. Girl in Red. Girl in Red. c.1866. Oil on canvas. The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA. Order a Poster or Print
Edgar Degas. The Collector. The Collector. 1866. Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA. Order a Poster or Print
Edgar Degas. Race Horses. Race Horses. c.1866-68. Oil on canvas. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. Order a Poster or Print
Edgar Degas. Mme Eugenie Fiocre in the Ballet Mme Eugenie Fiocre in the Ballet "La Source". c.1867-68. Oil on canvas. The Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA. Order a Poster or Print
Edgar Degas. Portrait of the Artist James Tissot. Portrait of the Artist James Tissot. 1867-68. Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Edgar Degas. Young Woman Standing Next to a Table. Young Woman Standing Next to a Table. c.1867-68. Oil on canvas. Musée des Beaux-Arts, Algiers. Order a Poster or Print
Edgar Degas. Portrait of Louis-Marie Pilet, Violoncellist in the Orchestra of the Opera. Portrait of Louis-Marie Pilet, Violoncellist in the Orchestra of the Opera. 1868-69. Oil on canvas. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. Order a Poster or Print
Edgar Degas. Portrait of Monsieur and Madame Edouard Manet. Portrait of Monsieur and Madame Edouard Manet. c.1868-69. Oil on canvas. Municipal Museum of Art, Kitakyushu, Japan. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Edgar Degas. Carriage at the Races. Carriage at the Races. 1869. Oil on canvas. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA. Order a Poster or Print
Edgar Degas. Interior with Two People (Intérieur avec deux personnages). Interior with Two People (Intérieur avec deux personnages). c.1869. Oil on canvas. Collection of F. Simens, Berlin. Now in the Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia. Order a Poster or Print
Edgar Degas. Woman Ironing. Woman Ironing. c.1869. Oil on canvas. Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany. Order a Poster or Print
Edgar Degas. Bad Mood. Bad Mood. c.1869-71. Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA. Order a Poster or Print
Edgar Degas. Portrait of Madame Camus. Portrait of Madame Camus. 1869-70. Oil on canvas. The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA. Order a Poster or Print
Edgar Degas. The Orchestra at the Opera House. The Orchestra at the Opera House. c.1870. Oil on canvas. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. Order a Poster or Print
Edgar Degas. Dancer at the Photographer's. Dancer at the Photographer's. 1870s. Oil on canvas. The Pushkin Museum of Fine Art, Moscow, Russia. Order a Poster or Print
Edgar Degas. Orchestra Musicians. Orchestra Musicians. 1870-71. Oil on canvas. Stadtische Galerie im Stadelschen Kunsstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Order a Poster or Print
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