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A Short Biography of Edgar Degas

A Short Biography of Edgar Degas

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Edgar Degas (1834-1917) masterfully depicted ballerinas, racehorses, and the street life of 19th-century Paris. He painted in Italy and New Orleans, each place influencing his art. He was a founder of the Impressionist movement, yet refused to be defined by it and held himself apart. Degas was an enigma and one of the great artists of his time.

The Short Biographies series features short, intriguing, and entertaining biographies of world-renowned figures. Each beautiful hardcover book includes an interesting retelling of a single person's life, suitable for young adults and adults alike. These little gems will become beloved souvenirs of a favorite artist or a memorable trip to the museum.

  • Written by Susan DeLand

Explore related artwork by Edgar Degas at the Chrysler Museum

Product Details

  • Biography
  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • Height: 6.8 inches (17.3 cm)
  • Width: 4.3 inches (10.9 cm)
  • Thickness: 0.25 inches (0.6 cm)
  • 0.25 lb (4.0 oz; 113 g)
  • ISBN: 9781944038144
  • SKU010003287

About the Artist, Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas (1834—1917) was a French painter, sculptor, and printmaker who was prominent in the Impressionist group and widely celebrated for his images of Parisian life. Degas’s principal subject was the human—especially the female—figure, which he explored in works ranging from the somber portraits of his early years to the studies of laundresses, cabaret singers, milliners, and prostitutes of his Impressionist period. Ballet dancers and women at their toilette would preoccupy him throughout his career.

About Applewood Books

Applewood Books

Founded in Carlisle, Massachusetts in 1976 by Phil Zuckerman, Applewood Books specializes in publishing "books for the Cultural Traveler," high-quality, American-manufactured books that help tell the stories of America—its places, its people, and its history.

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