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Edgar Degas

(1834-1917)

Edgar Degas Portrait

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

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Edgar Degas. Self-Portrait. Self-Portrait. c.1855. Oil on canvas. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
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 Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Edgar Degas. Portrait of Hilaire de Gas. Portrait of Hilaire de Gas. 1857. Oil on canvas. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Edgar Degas. Roman Beggar Woman. Roman Beggar Woman. 1857. Oil on canvas. City Museum and Art Gallery, Burmingham, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
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 Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Edgar Degas. On the Racing Field. On the Racing Field. 1861. Oil on canvas. Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Edgar Degas. The Dead Fox. The Dead Fox. c.1861-1864. Oil on canvas. Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen, France. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Edgar Degas. Gentlemen Jockeys before the Start. Gentlemen Jockeys before the Start. 1862. Oil on canvas. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Edgar Degas. Self-Portrait. Self-Portrait. c.1863. Oil on canvas. Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Edgar Degas. Breaking-In. Breaking-In. 1860s. Pastel on paper. The Pushkin Museum of Fine Art, Moscow, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
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 Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
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 Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Edgar Degas. Woman with Chrysanthemums. Woman with Chrysanthemums. 1865. Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Edgar Degas. Spartan Girls Challenging Boys. Spartan Girls Challenging Boys. c.1860-62. Oil on canvas. National Gallery, London, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Edgar Degas. Semiramis Building Babylon. Semiramis Building Babylon. 1861. Oil on canvas. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Edgar Degas. The Bellelli Family. The Bellelli Family. 1858-67. Oil on canvas. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
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 Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
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 Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
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 Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Edgar Degas. Girl in Red. Girl in Red. c.1866. Oil on canvas. The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Edgar Degas. The Collector. The Collector. 1866. Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Edgar Degas. Race Horses. Race Horses. c.1866-68. Oil on canvas. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
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 Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
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 Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
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 Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
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 Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
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 Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Edgar Degas. Carriage at the Races. Carriage at the Races. 1869. Oil on canvas. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
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 Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Edgar Degas. Woman Ironing. Woman Ironing. c.1869. Oil on canvas. Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Edgar Degas. Bad Mood. Bad Mood. c.1869-71. Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
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 Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
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 Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
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 Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Edgar Degas. Orchestra Musicians. Orchestra Musicians. 1870-71. Oil on canvas. Stadtische Galerie im Stadelschen Kunsstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
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