Edgar Degas' home is on Boulevard de Clichy in Paris, France. It was here the famed French Impressionist lived from 1912 to 1917. His later years were not pleasant ones, as blindness and depression took their toll on his well being. He gave up painting for photography, then sculpture, working in the one field that he could manage with his increasing loss of vision. In 1912 he ceased to work all together when he was forced to move from his long time studio on the Rue Victor Massé. Degas never married, and although he had numerous affairs during his life, his last years were spent alone. He died on September 27, 1917. There is a plaque above the door noting his time spent here.