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The Jockey ~ A Painting by Edgar Degas

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Edgar Degas ~ The Jockey

The Jockey (1887) by Edgar Degas 

Edgar Degas, a French painter who lived from 1834 to 1917, was one of the founders of Impressionism, although he eventually preferred to think of his painting style as “realistic” rather than impressionistic. He was particularly adept at depicting movement, as can be seen in his painting The Jockey, which dates from 1887.