Edgar Degas

French, 1834–1917

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Though he rejected the label, Edgar Degas contributed significantly to Impressionism with his depictions of fleeting moments and images of modern Parisian life—in theaters, cafés, and, most iconically, ballet studios. “It is much better to draw what …

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$37.0m, Sotheby's, 2008

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