Edgar Degas was a French Impressionist painter during the late 19th & early 20th centuries. Not just an artist, Degas was an art lover and during his lifetime he amassed an enormous collection of art.
An Prolific Artist
Perhaps most widely celebrated for his scenes of Parisian life and his preoccupation with ballet dancers. However his horses are lovingly rendered and his use of color and shadow really captures the flashy coat colors of his subject.
Today Degas is known as one of the founders of the Impressionist style, but he preferred to call himself a realist.