French Impressionism: Edgar Degas. Degas was known as one of the founders of Impressionism. However, he preferred to be called a realist. Degas was most famous for his painting of ballerinas and motion. Degas was born in Paris, France. He had 4 brothers and sisters.
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Degas was known as one of the founders of Impressionism. However, he preferred to be called a realist.
Degas’ dynamic paintings and sketches of everyday life and activities, and his bold color experiments are what link him to the Impressionism category.
Degas is known to have greatly inspired the French artist, Toulouse-Lautrec , whose work is featured on this slide.
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