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 Edgar Degas  (1834 - 1917)

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Lived/Active: France      Known for: figure-sculpture and painting

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Birth
1834
 
Death
1917

Lived/Active
France




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figure-sculpture and painting

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The following was written and submitted by Jean Ershler Schatz, artist and researcher from Laguna Woods, California:

Edgar Degas was born on July 10, 1834 in Paris and died there on  September 27, 1917.  He was the only 19th century French painter to have direct family ties with America.  His mother, the former Marie-Celestine Musson, was born in New Orleans and his brothers Rene and Achille worked for a time in New Orleans with their uncle, Michel Musson.  Edgar was (showing 500 of 4384 characters).




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