July 19, 1834 CE – Birth of Edgar Degas

July 19, 1834 CE – Birth of Edgar DegasRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons In the capital of France, Augustin and Celestine De Gas welcomed a young boy on July 19, 1834 – their first child and, eventually, one of the most famous painters in the nation’s considerable artistic history. Known for his attention to detail and distinct skill with both paint and ink, most consider Edgar Degas one of the founders of the Impressionist movement in the latter half of the 19th century. Degas entered the Lycee Louis-le-Grand at the age of eleven. A capable student, Degas had learned to lean upon his father and grandfather for support […]