Edgar Degas Drawings Exhibition

THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM TO EXHIBIT SUPERB SELECTION OF DRAWINGS AND SKETCHBOOKS BY EDGAR DEGAS

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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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New York, NY, July 20, 2010—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.

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The exhibition opens September 24, 2010, and features some twenty exceptional drawings by Degas, along with two of his sketchbooks.

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