Edgar Degas

A french artist of painting, sculpting, and drawing.

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Major Accomplishments

Edgar Degas's portraits are considered the finest in the history of art.

The dance class

Absinthe dancer

After the bath IV

Little dancer of fourteen years


Bellelli family

Life in Paris

Edgar Degas was born and raised in Paris, France. He worked with a group of young artist who wanted to organize an independent exhibiting society. A couple years later this group was classified as the Impressionist. Some people he worked with in the impressionist group was Jean-Louis Forain and Jean-Francois Raffaelli. His impact on Paris was classical painting of modern life. From getting an education in Paris it impacted him on becoming an artist.