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Edgar Degas: The indoor Impressionist

JULY 19, ON THIS DAY A prominent painter, sculptor and printmaker, Edgar Degas was born on this day, 19 July 1834. He was a prominent figure in the Impressionist group and like the other Impressionists, he sought to capture fleeting moments in the flow of modern life, but unlike most of them, showed little interest...


The Big Daddy of Impressionists was born today, almost 200 years ago

July 10, On This Day Making quite an impression Born on July 10, 1830 — that’s 191 years ago — Camille Pissarro is a famous Danish-French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter. His trajectory as an artist began in the beautiful Caribbean climes, as he was born on the island of St Thomas (now in the US...


Meet one of the harbingers of Modern Art

April 30, On This Day Manet, an Impressionist herald A pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism, French modernist painter Édouard Manet was one of the first 19th-century artists to paint modern life. Born in January 1832, he died on April 30 1883. His early masterworks are today considered watershed paintings that mark...