Degas and the Dance The Painter and the Petits Rats, Perfecting Their Art by Susan Goldman Rubin


Degas and the Dance The Painter and the Petits Rats, Perfecting Their Art by Susan Goldman Rubin

Edgar Degas: The Painter of Dancers is the definitive picture-book biography of this artist. Meticulously researched and fully vetted by both the American Federation of Arts and the School of American Ballet, the text by Susan Goldman Rubin offers remarkable insight into the life of Degas, as well as the lives of the young dancers at the Paris Opera who Degas sketched and painted. Illustrated with more than thirty of Degas' original artworks in full color, and featuring a cover note from Peter Martins of the School of American Ballet, this biography of one of the world's greatest artists truly offers young readers an invitation to the dance.

About the Author

Susan Goldman Rubin has written several books about artists for young people. Publishers Weekly called her book The Yellow House: Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin Side by Side, an intriguing introduction to two esteemed painters. Her book Margaret Bourke-White was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a Smithsonian Notable Book for Children. Ms. Rubin lives in Southern California. Peter Martins, distinguished ballet dancer, choreographer, and director, is Chairman of Faculty, School of American Ballet, and Ballet Master in Chief, New York City Ballet. The School of American Ballet, founded by legendary choreographer George Balanchine, is the premier ballet academy in the United States. It produces more professional ballet dancers than any other American school. The American Federation of Arts produces art exhibitions, publications, educational programs, and professional conferences to benefit the museum community. Established by an act of Congress in 1909, the AFA's mission is to enrich the public's experience and understanding of art.

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32 pages


Susan Goldman Rubin
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Publication date

1st August 2002



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