Degas & Cassatt

A Solitary Dance

Salva Rubio (writer), Efa (artist)

One of the founders of the Impressionist movement while also one of its most ruthless critics, too bohemian for the bourgeois and too bourgeois for the artists, Edgar Degas was a man of paradoxes. A loner, he only loved one woman without ever courting her, the American painter Mary Cassatt whom we follow closely as well. And it is in the company of the latter that at the twilight of his life, Efa and Rubio open the pages of Degas's notebooks to try to unravel the mystery of this genius steeped in contradictions.


"Enchanting, thought-provoking and supremely enthralling, Degas & Cassatt: A Solitary Dance is a soft-focus voyage of illicit discovery no lover of unforgettable pictures can be without."
- Win Wiacek, Now Read This!

"Readers will come away with a refreshed understanding of how Degas and Cassatt led a group of iconoclasts who dreamed of novel ways to invite people from different backgrounds to engage in art."
- Maileen Hamto, Seattle Book Review

"...the writing is insightful and well considered, while the art is thoughtful and sparkling, making for a phenomenal biography."
- Frank Plowright, The Slings and Arrows

"... this is a richly sophisticated work of graphical art and storytelling."
Joseph Bendel, J.B. Spins

"It is an enjoyable way to learn about artists and art history."
- Sheena McNeil, Sequential Tart

"The art world in 19th century Paris must have been a lively place, if the graphic novel Degas and Cassatt is any indication"
- Sarah Boslaugh, The Arts Stl

"This clear-eyed and holistic vision of a leading light of impressionism should appeal to art history buffs."
- Publishers Weekly

" inherently fascinating read from start to finish. Engaging and memorable."
- James A. Cox, Midwest Book Review

9x12, 96pp, full color hardcover, $24.99
ISBN 9781681123240

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ISBN 9781681123257