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Edgar Degas Self Photogrpah
French, 1834-1917

Edgar Degas: Master of Movement and Intimacy

Edgar Degas, born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas on July 19, 1834, in Paris, France, was a renowned French Impressionist artist, was celebrated for his pastel drawings and oil paintings that masterfully captured the essence of movement and the intimate moments of everyday life. Degas’s innovative techniques and subjects, such as ballet dancers, bathers, and racehorses, distinguished him from his contemporaries. His works are noted for their psychological depth, meticulous detail, and vibrant use of color, leaving an enduring legacy that continues to influence and inspire the art world.

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