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Retired and enjoying my free time to paint. I love the French Impressionism era. Monet, Renoir, Bazille and Manet are some of my favorites.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

French Impressionism - Edgar Degas

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Edgar-Hilaire-Germain Degas

Born Paris, France 19 July 1834

Paris, France 27 September 1917

Degas stood out not only as an independent, but as a supremely aloof and inaccessible man. He studied painting with Louis Lamothe, a pupil of Ingress. He felt that the crucial factor in painting was the artist's intelligence.

Degas was descended from aristocracy. His father was a banker and his mother came from a French family that emigrated to Louisiana. Like his friend Manet, with whom he shared a common social background as well as a reverence for the Old Masters, Degas had turned to painting from the study of law.

Some of Degas's works.

For more bio on Degas: http://www.biography.com/articles/Edgar-Degas-9269770

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