Richard Nathanson Impressionist & 20th Century Art

Edgar Degas

(French, 1834–1917)

grande arabesque, second time by edgar degas

Edgar Degas

Grande Arabesque, Second Time

grande arabesque, troisième temps by edgar degas

Edgar Degas

Grande Arabesque, Troisième Temps

horse galloping on right foot by edgar degas

Edgar Degas

Horse Galloping on Right Foot

Biography

Timeline

1834
Born Hilaire Germain Edgar de Gas in Paris, France on July 19th
1855
Studied at the École des Beaux Arts, Paris, France
1856
Lived in Rome for 3 years
1861
Completed a few history paintings, including the Daughter of Jephthah
1862 - 1870
Painted portraits of his family and friends
1870
Served in the artillery during the Franco-Prussian War
1874
Stopped exhibiting at the Salon
1917
Died in Paris, France on September 27th

Exhibitions

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)
2009
Edgar Degas Exhibitions in 2009:
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)
2006
Degas at the Getty, The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA (solo exhibition)
2005
Degas at Harvard, The Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, MA, USA (solo exhibition)
2004
Edgar Degas Exhibitions in 2004:
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)
2003
Degas and the Dance, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA (solo exhibition)
2000
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

Literature

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