Degas. Grace Shevchenko Period 6. Date, place of birth. Hilaire - Germain - Edgar De Gas was born J uly 19, 1834. He was born in Paris, France where he spent the majority of his life. Childhood and Family. His Father, Auguste, was a Banker from Naples.
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Degas Grace Shevchenko Period 6
Date, place of birth • Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas was born July 19, 1834. • He was born in Paris, France where he spent the majority of his life.
Childhood and Family • His Father, Auguste, was a Banker from Naples. • His mother, Celestine, was a amateur opera singer from new Orleans. • Degas’ mother had four other children after him. Their names were Achille, Therese, Marguerite, and Rene. • Unfortunately Celestine died a few years after the birth of Rene when Degas was only 13.
Education • Degas went to Louis-le-Grand for secondary school. • He then got accepted into Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1855 because he always preferred painting over law. • After a year at Ecole des Beaux-Arts Degas left to travel, paint, and study art in Italy.
Career • He was a very talented Painter and Artist throughout his life. • He started by doing portraits for prominent families in 1868 to establish himself as an artist.
Important Facts • Degas’ father was a great art lover and encouraged degas’ art. • Degas started by coping famous artist’s works, such as Rapheal.
Works/Inventions • Ballet rehearsal • Lion hunt • Jephthah’s Daughter • Woman with chrysanthemums
Why remembered today • He is remembered because he was a great artist. • He was an impressionist artist with traditional approaches. • He also influenced many other artists such as Picasso.
Death • Degas went fully blind by 1912. • He finally died of poor health on September 27,1917. • He was 83 years old.
Works cited • Biography. A+E Television Networks, LLC., 1996. Web. 15 May 2013. <http://www.biography.com/people/edgar-degas-9269770?page=1>. • Gowing, Sir Lawrence, ed. Biographical Encyclopedia of Artists. Vol. 1. New York: Brown Reference Group, 2005. Print.