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Happy Birthday Degas!

degasThis Sunday, July 19th, is the birth anniversary of the artist Edgar Degas.  He lived from 1834-1917.  During his life, he became famous for painting and sculpting many subjects including a lengthy series having to do with dancers and dancing, most notably in the field of ballet. He trained in school to be a lawyer but spent much of his time at the Louvre Museum in Paris and eventually, after noticing his devotion to the arts, his father allowed him to abandon his legal studies and pursue art. Lucky for us, I say! So celebrate Degas' birthday by trying some sculpting or painting on your own. Have fun!