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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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Grace Shevchenko

Period 6

date place of birth
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
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.
  • 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.
  • 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
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
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.
  • Degas went fully blind by 1912.
  • He finally died of poor health on September 27,1917.
  • He was 83 years old.
works cited
Works cited
  • Biography. A+E Television Networks, LLC., 1996. Web. 15 May 2013.      <>.
  • Gowing, Sir Lawrence, ed. Biographical Encyclopedia of Artists. Vol. 1. New      York: Brown Reference Group, 2005. Print.