Edgar Degas was a French artist who rose to fame in the late 1800s. His paintings and sculptures of both horses and dancers are still known throughout the world today. Readers explore Degas's life by taking an in-depth look at some of his most famous works of art. Facts about this artist and the techniques he employed are presented alongside historical images as well as images of Degas's masterpieces. Sidebars provide additional information about the life and work of one of the founders of Impressionism.