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Edgar Degas works on paper on view this winter at the Portland Museum of Art

PORTLAND, ME.- This winter, the Portland Museum of Art will present the exhibition Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist, on view February 23 through May 27, 2012, which will feature compelling works from a private collection that have never been exhibited together publicly. Comprised of more than 100 drawings, prints, pastels, and photographs as well as several sculptures, Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist will provide an insightful exploration into the oeuvre of one of the most skilled and complex artists in history, and grant an unprecedented opportunity to view an impressive private collection formed during the course of 40 years. The exhibition will highlight an array of works that reflect Degas’ unique Impressionist style. The works demonstrate Degas’ ability to combine his profound appreciation for the Old Masters with