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Getting To Know Edgar Degas

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When is an Impressionist not an Impressionist? When he’s Edgar Degas. Degas showed his work with Cassatt, Monet, and Renoir, but never accepted the “Impressionist” label. Viewers learn why not in this animated biography about his story and artistic career. Part of Getting To Know Artist Series.

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Runtime: 22 minutes 31 seconds

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