Edgar Degas, born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas

Edgar
Degas, born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas
1834
1917

French Artist famous for his work in Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking and Drawing, regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism although he rejected the term, preferring Realist

Author Quotes

No art is less spontaneous than mine. What I do is the result of reflection and the study of the great masters.

What a delightful thing is the conversation of specialists! One understands absolutely nothing and it's charming.

Art is vice. You don't marry it legitimately, you rape it.

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.

Everybody had talent at twenty-five. The difficulty is to have it at fifty.

In painting you must give the idea of the true by means of the false.

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First Name
Edgar
Last Name
Degas, born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas
Birth Date
1834
Death Date
1917
Bio

French Artist famous for his work in Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking and Drawing, regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism although he rejected the term, preferring Realist