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(Hilaire Germain) Edgar Degas

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Degas, (Hilaire Germain) Edgar (1834–1917), French painter and sculptor associated with impressionism. His favorite subjects were ballet dancers and racetrack scenes. From the 1880s, Degas worked regularly in pastel and produced small bronze sculptures of dancers and horses. Among his best-known paintings are The Bellelli Family (1859), The Rehearsal (1882), and The Millinery Shop (c.1885).

See also: Impressionism.

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