27 Sep 191700
27 Sep 1917-923925-791845
19 July 183400
19 July 1834-914400-9067800038957254643755
Edgar Degas was a French artist well-known for his work in painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing. He was born on the 19th of july 1983 and died on the 27th of september 1917. Edgar is to be known as one of the founders of Impressionism although he refused the term, and preferred to be called a realist which was an artist or philosopher who believed in showing and discussing realism rather than visionary thoughts. Edgar\'s paintings and drawings are especially identified with the subject of the dance, and over half of his work portray dancers. His portraits are known to to be amongst the finest in the history of art.
In Edgar\'s early career, his passion was to be a history painter and he was well supported by his rigorous academic training and close study of classic art.