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Sun Feb 28, 2021, 11:11 AM

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I am writing my second book on art and artists and have discovered that the great 19th century French artist, Edgar Degas, was an anti-semite. He wasn't in the closet about his anti-semitic views which (to me) just diminished him so greatly I feel I have to mention it. I know he wasn't alone in his views. How is an historical figure dealt with in such an instance? I feel I would leave out part of the story on him if I don't include those views. Degas art, to the best of my knowledge, didn't "paint" his anti-semitism. He painted ballet dancers and those dancers make up the essay.

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