Edgar Degas

(French, 1834–1917)

danseuse ajustant son épaulette by edgar degas

Edgar Degas

Danseuse ajustant son épaulette, 1896–1899

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Born Hilaire Germain Edgar de Gas in Paris, France, on July 19
Studied at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
1856 - 1859
Lived in Rome
Completed a few history paintings, including Daughter of Jephthah
1862 - 1870
Painted portraits of his family and friends
Served in the artillery during the Franco-Prussian War
Stopped exhibiting at the Salon
Died in Paris, France, on September 27


2010 - 2012
Edgar Degas, The Private Impressionist, Works on Paper by the Artist and his Circle, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL, USA; Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA; Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME (solo exhibition)
Degas: master of French art, The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia (solo exhibition)
Edgar Degas. Intimity and Pose, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany (solo exhibition)
2007 - 2008
Degas in Bronze: The Complete Sculptures, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL, USA (solo exhibition)
2006 - 2007
Edgar Degas: The Last Landscapes, The Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH, USA (solo exhibition)
Degas at the Getty, The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA (solo exhibition)
Degas at Harvard, The Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, MA, USA (solo exhibition)
Degas Sculptures, Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA, USA; The Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID (solo exhibition)
Degas and the Italians in Paris, Edinburgh's Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo exhibition)
Art in the Making: Degas, The National Gallery, London, UK (solo exhibition)
All 73 sculptures by Edgar Degas, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ (solo exhibition)
Degas and the Dance, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA (solo exhibition)
Degas Pastel Society: Eighth Biennial National Exhibition, Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, MS, USA (solo exhibition)
1996 - 1997
Degas: Beyond Impressionism, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; The National Gallery, London, UK (solo exhibition)

Public Collections

The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
National Gallery, London, UK
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Frick Collection, New York, NY
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia


Callen, Anthea. The Spectacular Body: Science, Method and Meaning in the Work of Degas. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1995
Kendall, Richard and Griselda Pollock, eds. Dealing with Degas. London: Pandora, 1992
Thomson, Richard. Degas: The Nudes. London: Thames & Hudson, 1988
Lipton, Eunice. Looking into Degas: Uneasy Images of Women and Modern Life. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987
McMullen, Roy. Degas: His Life, Times, and Work. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1984