What Degas Saw (Hardcover)
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About the Author
Samantha Friedman is an assistant curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. She is the author of Matisse’s Garden, among other books on modern art. She lives Brooklyn.
Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas (1834–1917) was a painter, draftsman, printmaker, and sculptor celebrated for his scenes of modern life.
"Friedman's text, artful and elegant, is perfectly choreographed with the artwork and design. The author finds just the right words for Degas's impulse to 'try to describe the city's push and pull, its run and jump, its lean and stretch.' A work of art."
— Shelf Awareness
"An interesting view into the relationship between an artist and his daily life, and it will be useful as a preparation for a museum trip."
— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books