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Degas

Edgar Degas

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Birth Year : 1834
Death Year : 1917
Country : France

Degas, an Impressionist painter, was born in Paris. He was the son of a banker who wished him to go into business. Degas did not begin to study art until he was 23 years old. He studied the work of Clouet and Poussin at the Louvre, and he then went to Italy and studied the art of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Once Degas joined the Impressionists, he changed his subject matter, painting racetrack scenes sketched from life and finished in his studio, theatrical and ballet scenes, and many pictures of women.

 

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