Hilaire Germain Edgar De Gas price record – Jacob Samuel – Biography

Edgar Degas (full name: Hilaire Germain Edgar De Gas) was born in 19 July 1834. Degas is known for his painting of dance. Degas also created sculptures, prints, and drawings.Edgar Degas identified as the founder of impressionism, Degas how ever referred him self as realist.

 
In the beginning Edgar Degas was a history painter, he studied it in harsh academic training and classical art. Later he became a classical painter of the modern life. Degas lived long life. In the end of his life he painted less but promoted his work, Degas was also an art collector. In 1886, at the eighth and final Impressionist exhibition in Paris, Degas exhibited 10 paintings of nude women in various stages of bathing. These nude paintings were the talk of the exhibition and also the source of controversy; some called the women “ugly” while others praised the honesty of his depictions. Degas died in September 1917 in the age of 83, he never married.
 

Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas price record:

Petite danseuse de quatorze ans (c.1879/81)
Technique: Sculpture-Volume , Bronze
Size: 41 1/3 in
Hammer price: $16,870,460

Petite danseuse de quatorze ans (1922)
Technique: Sculpture-Volume , Bronze
Size: 38 5/8 in
Hammer price: $11,250,000

Petite Danseuse de quatorze ans (1879-1881)
Technique: Sculpture-Volume , Bronze
Size: 37 3/8 in
Hammer price: $10,800,000

Petite danseuse de quatorze ans (c.1879-1881)
Technique: Sculpture-Volume , Bronze
Size: 38 5/8 in
Hammer price: $10,460,100

Petite danseuse de quatorze ans (c.1879-1881)
Technique: Sculpture-Volume , Bronze
Size: 38 1/2 in
Hammer price: $9,200,000

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