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. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of his death, here are some of his most beautiful and important artworks:
The Ballet Class, 1871-1874.