Edgar Degas
(French, 1834 - 1917)
Self Portrait
by Edgar Degas
This person is associated with: Impressionism

Although Degas is linked to the Impressionist movement of the late 19th Century in France and was at his peak of productivity along with his Impressionist contemporaries, he was not a painter who adapted the Impressionist ideals of landscape.  Instead he focused on figure studies, especially those involving action, such as the dance classes and horse racing as well as portraits.  

He is best known for his experiments with unorthodox visual angles and asymmetrical perspectives, best demonstrated in his canvases of  ballet classes and his perspective of women at their toilet.

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Name:Edgar Degas
Dates:1834 - 1917
Nationality:French
Sex:Male
Self Portraits
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Top owners of works by this artist
Private collection295 artworks
Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY(United States - New York)49 artworks
Musée d'Orsay(France - Paris)39 artworks
National Gallery of Art - Washington DC(United States - Washington)30 artworks
Art Institute of Chicago(United States - Chicago)13 artworks
National Gallery - London(United Kingdom - London)11 artworks
Museum of Fine Arts - Boston(United States - Boston)9 artworks
Norton Simon Museum - Pasadena(United States - Pasadena, CA)9 artworks
Burrell Collection - Glasgow(United Kingdom - Glasgow)9 artworks
Philadelphia Museum of Art(United States - Philadelphia, PA)8 artworks
The State Hermitage Museum - Saint Petersburg(Russian Federation - St. Petersburg)7 artworks

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Explanation:
This person died over 70 years ago (in 1917).

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