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Edgar Degas

Impressionist Painter
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Net worth 2018: $200,000
Industry: Sculptors
Residence: Paris, France
Country: French
BirthDay: 19 July 1834
Sigh: Leo
Died On: September 27, 1917
Education: Lycée Louis-le-Grand, University of Paris
BIOGRAPHY

Edgar Degas was bornon 19 July 1834 in Paris, France, French, is Impressionist Painter. A man of many talents, Edgar Degas was a famous French Impressionist painter who depicted the Parisian life in beautiful images. Edgar had a fascination for human figures and many of his paintings featured dancers in unusual positions. During his course at École des Beaux-Arts, which was a popular art school in France, he spent three years travelling in Italy where he studied and copied the arts of Da Vinci and Michelangelo. After he returned to Paris, he started making portraits; however his innovation with techniques did not go well with Salon, a group of powerful artists who presided over art exhibitions. In the next few years, Edgar was part of a group of avant-garde artists who dwelled on how painters could take a modern approach to art. With the outbreak of Franco-Prussian War, Edgar enrolled as a National Guard. But, he escaped much of the bloodbath that followed for the establishment of the Third Republic by travelling to New Orleans. After he returned to Paris, Edgar along with his fellow avant-garde artists formed the Society of Independent Artists, a group which aimed to exhibit their art without the control of Salon. This group came to be known as ‘Impressionists’ for their style of art, although Degas himself was more comfortable with the term ‘Realist’ or Independent’.

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1917

Edgar died on 27 September 1917, in Paris, at the age of 83

1895

Edgar’s painting ‘Frieze of Dancers’ which was produced in 1895 remains his most celebrated work

1855

In 1855, Edgar took admission in Ecole des Beaux-Arts to study art but he left the school after one year

1853

In 1853, at the age of 18, young Edgar was permitted to copy the art of the great masters in Louvre

1834

Edgar Degas was born on 19 July 1834, in Paris France, to Augustin De Gas and Célestine Musson De Gas

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