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Edgar Degas



 


 
Edgar Degas

(b Paris, 19 July 1834; d Paris, 27 Sept 1917).

French painter, draughtsman, printmaker, sculptor, pastellist, photographer and collector. He was a founder-member of the Impressionist group and the leader within it of the Realist tendency. He organized several of the group’s exhibitions, but after 1886 he showed his works very rarely and largely withdrew from the Parisian art world. As he was sufficiently wealthy, he was not constricted by the need to sell his work, and even his late pieces retain a vigour and a power to shock that is lacking in the contemporary productions of his Impressionist colleagues.


 




 

Self-Portrait
1855

  

 


A Carriage at the Races
1872
 


 


Jockeys Before the Race
 



 

Racehorses in Front of the Grandstand
1868
Musée d’Orsay, Paris


 


Before the Race
1872
National Gallery of Art, Washington



 

At the Races: the Start
1862
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge



 


Before the Race
1882
 


 


Carreras de caballeros. Antes de la salida



 


At the Races - Before the Start
1885
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
 


 


Race Horses



 


Jockeys in Front of the Grandstands



 


The False Start




 


Before the Start
 

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