Absinthe: A Biographical Novel of Edgar Degas

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AuthorHouse, Jan 29, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 140 pages

Edgar Degas the Realist Artist with his contemporaries including, Monet, Renoir, Gauguin, Cesanne, Cassatt, Morrisot, Pissaro and others rebelled from the harsh criticism of the Salon Judges. These artists started their own breakthrough in art called the Impressionist School.

Mary Cassatt an American Painter living in Paris befriends Edgar Degas and leads us through this story of a revolution in art involving challenge, rejection, dedication and ultimately world fame.

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Contents

Chapter Title Page CHAPTER I The Invitation
1
The Louvre
5
One of the Boys
9
The Garret
13
Father and Son
16
Naked
19
The Worlds Fair of 1855
23
The Turning Point
27
The Fifth Exhibition 1880
67
The Sixth Exhibition 1881
71
Café Scenes
75
The Seventh Exhibition 1882
79
The Eighth Exhibition 1886
83
A Gallery in London England
87
Changing Times
91
LAbsinthe
95

The Degas Technique
31
The Early Impressionists Exhibitions
35
Café de la NouvelleAthenes
39
Berthe Morisot
43
Bad News
49
Resolution
53
The Fourth Exhibition 1879
57
Sabbatical
61
Ellen Andre
65
Mary Cassatt A Liberated Woman
97
Louisine Havemayer
101
Chrysanthemums
107
Claude Monet
113
The Catalog
115
EPILOGUE IMPRESSIONIST ART 2008
119
BIBLIOGRPAHY
121
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About the author (2009)

Brought up in Glen Rock, NJ and attained a Liberal Arts Education through study of the Classics, Philosophy and Political Science at St. Michael's College in Vermont. The author went on to take additional study in his fields of interest on campus at Seton Hall University, USC, Notre Dame University and Farleigh Dickinson University for Psychology, University of Vermont for Music and most recently Screenwriting at UCLA.

Currently residing in San Diego, CA, the author has traveled the world and has completed many books and screenplays on such diverse subjects as classical music, psychology, history, travel, archeology, philosophy, opera, science, bigotry, politics and war.

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