Edgar Degas

1834 - 1917 · France

Artist biography

Edgar Degas was a visual artist, who was born in France, like other well-known artists such as Philippe Cazal, Frédéric Truteau, Vincent Ruffin, Antoine Aguilar, and Quentin Lefranc. Edgar Degas was born in 1834 and died in 1917.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Edgar Degas' work is available for viewing at Acquavella Galleries located in New York, the United States. Edgar Degas' work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition 43rd Annual Exhibition – British & French Paintings, Drawings, Prints & Sculpture at Browse & Darby in London, the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 04 June 2019 until 12 July 2019. Edgar Degas' work has also been exhibited during the Portraits, from the 17th to the 21st century exhibition at Galerie Nathalie Obadia | Brussels in Belgium (13 March 2020 - 02 May 2020).

Edgar Degas in private collections

FlorianHolzner on Artland includes Edgar Degas' works, as well as other works produced by prominent figures of the Art world, such as Alessandro Simonini, Won Sou-Yeol, and Qafar Rzayev.

Historical Context of France

France has been an important country in the development of modernism. Throughout the 19th century, France fostered the foundations of what is today known as the avant-garde, with movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by internationally famed artists. During the first part of the 20th century, Paris was a crucial intellectual and cultural hub, originating vital movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements blossomed at the beginning of the century, in the period immediately preceding the Second World War. Major French artistic figures from the beginning of the century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque (Spanish national who settled in France) Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier amongst a multitude of others.

Edgar Degas

  • Artworks in Collections 70
  • Exhibitions 3

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