Happy 183rd Birthday Edgar Degas

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Today marks the 183rd birthday of the artist Edgar Degas. We all recognize his work if not for the subject matter, then for the muted color palate. The world is a better place he was in it and still feels the loss that he has left.

NAME: Edgar Degas
OCCUPATION: Painter, Sculptor
BIRTH DATE: July 19, 1834
DEATH DATE: September 27, 1917
EDUCATION: University of Paris (Université de Paris), Lycée Louis-le-Grand, École des Beaux-Arts (formerly the Académie des Beaux-Arts, Paris)
PLACE OF BIRTH: Paris, France
PLACE OF DEATH: Paris, France
AKA: Hilaire-Germain-Edgar de Gas, Edgar De Gas, Edgar Degas
FULL NAME: Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas

BEST KNOWN FOR: Painter and sculptor Edgar Degas was a highly celebrated 19th century French Impressionist whose work helped shape the fine art landscape for years to come.

Edgar Degas was born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar de Gas on…

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