Edgar Degas

French painter, sculptor and printmaker

Major Accomplishments:

Edgar Degas is mostly known for The bellelli family, Women with Chrysanthemums and Chanteuse de Cafe.

He was also famous for his Impressionist works.

Life in Paris:

Edgar Degas was born in Paris on July 19, 1834. In 1856 he abandoned his studies to travel and study in Italy. After returning from Italy, Degas painted large portraits of family members and grandiose, historically inspired canvases.