Degas was nothing if not thoroughly sociable. Here are some of his more significant artistic friendships, with paintings.
A painter in enamel, three assorted landscape painters, and probably the most gifted artist of the whole group.
An illustrated index of the 61 artists covered in this series, with links to detailed coverage.
His richly colourful paintings of women are reminiscent of Renoir at his best, and some of his later studies of nudes appear to owe much to the influence of Degas.
There are several uncanny parallels with the Impressionists, including the importance of the tache and plein air painting, early critical hostility followed later by acceptance, and of course the tragic deaths of Sernesi and Bazille in war.