THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM TO EXHIBIT SUPERB SELECTION OF DRAWINGS AND SKETCHBOOKS BY EDGAR DEGAS
Press release date:
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
SHOW INCLUDES WORK FROM SEVERAL PERIODS OF DEGAS’ LIFE AND FEATURES PORTRAITS, LANDSCAPES, AND STUDIES OF HIS SIGNATURE DANCERS AND PERFORMERS
Degas: Drawings and Sketchbooks Opens September 24, 2010
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Edgar Degas (1834–1917), founding member of the Impressionist group who was distinguished by his Realist tendencies, is renowned for his vigorous images of dancers, performers, and theater scenes in paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. Throughout his career, he used drawing in dynamic and varied ways to explore these recurring subjects.