TITLE: “The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer (Petite danseuse de quatorze ans)”
ARTIST: Edgar Degas
DATE: ca. 1879–80
WHY WE CHOSE IT: French artist Edgard Degas (July 19, 1834 – September 27, 1917) was born 178 years ago today. A founder of the Impressionists, Degas sought to capture the fleeting moments of modern life, often depicting scenes at the theater, the café and the ballet.
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