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Edgar Degas (1834–1917)

Edgar Degas, one of France's most important artists who was an apprentice of Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, became "the most reflecting, the most demanding, the most merciless draftsman in the world," according to his contemporaries. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism. He was born Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas on July 19, 1834, in... See full bio »


(age 83) in Paris, France

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 1973 Romantic Versus Classical Art (TV Mini-Series)
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 2019 Degas et moi (Short) (based on his journal)
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 2002 Sister Wendy at the Norton Simon Museum (TV Movie documentary) (art work)
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 2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (acknowledgment: 'Little Dancer Aged Fourteen' by)
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 1915 Those of Our Land (Documentary short)
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 2019 Degas à l'Opéra (TV Movie documentary)
 2017 Mysteries at the Museum (TV Series documentary)

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Art is vice. You don't marry it legitimately, you rape it. See more »


The family name was changed from "Degas" to "De Gas" to sound more aristocratic. Degas went back to using the original spelling sometime after 1870.

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