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Edgar Degas (1834-1917) Part III

By the later 1870s Degas had mastered not only the traditional medium of oil on canvas, but pastel as well. The dry medium, which he applied in complex layers and textures, enabled him more easily to reconcile his facility for line with a growing interest in expressive color. In the mid-1870s he also returned to the medium ... More

Edgar Degas (1834-1917) Part II

By the late 1860s Degas had shifted from his initial forays into history painting to an original observation of contemporary life. Racecourse scenes provided an opportunity to depict horses and their riders in a modern context. He began to paint women at work, milliners and laundresses. Mlle. Fiocre in the Ballet La Source, ... More

Edgar Degas (1834-1917) Part I

Edgar Degas was a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. He is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism, although he rejected the term, preferring to be called a realist. He was a ... More

Birger Sandzén (1871-1954)

Sven Birger Sandzén, known more commonly as Birger Sandzén, was an American painter best known for his landscapes. He produced most of his work while working as an art professor at Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas. It was fortunate for American art and Kansas when this young Swedish artist decided to emigrate to ... More