French artist Edgar Degas (1834 - 1917) clearly displayed his love for art at an early age, creating enough art to manifest a studio room in his home. Heeding urgings of his father, nineteen-year-old Degas entered law school, but after two years of futile efforts, left for the prominent fine art school École des Beaux-Arts where he studied for three years. From there, he moved to Italy and continued producing art. Painter Degas returned to France in 1859 where he produced an array of historical paintings and then switched his focus to present-day material. In 1870, Edgar Degas’ paintings took a pause as he enlisted to serve on the National Guard. Moving on, Degas moved to the United States to live with some relatives and resumed painting, this time portraits and other pieces.
In 1873, Edgar Degas once again returned to his native Paris. Unfortunately, the year after his return, his father died and in dealing with his estate, the family learned of a massive debt accrued by Degas’ brother René. To repay the debts, Edgar Degas began to rely on selling his artwork to earn a profit. During this time, Edgar Degas and like-minded artists formed an independent art exhibition group - the Impressionist Exhibitions. Edgar Degas refused to accept his label as an Impressionist artist and actively tried to incorporate more conservative and non-Impressionist artists into this independent society. In time, the group broke up and Edgar Degas’ personal success increased.
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