Edgar Degas, 1834-1917, was a French artist famous for his paintings and drawings, is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism. Degas was a French painter that is one of the founders of Impressionism, with a good bulk of Degas artwork concentrating on dancers. Unlike the other founders of Impressionism, Degas didn’t like the term Impressionism and preferred to be known as a realist. The term worked out, as over time he created masterpieces like Place de la Concorde, Musicians in the Orchestra, At the Races and La Toilette. A lot of Degas by Edgar Degas was also influenced by his political beliefs, making him an outspoken critic of his era. Outside of painting, Degas excelled greatly in sculptures, drawings and prints.