Mary Cassatt

Mary Stevenson Cassatt (/kəˈsæt/; May 22, 1844  June 14, 1926)[1] was an American painter and printmaker. She was born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania (now part of Pittsburgh's North Side), but lived much of her adult life in France where she befriended Edgar Degas and exhibited with the Impressionists. Cassatt often created images of the social and private lives of women, with particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children.

Mary Cassatt
Cassatt seated in a chair with an umbrella. Verso reads "The only photograph for which she ever posed."
Born
Mary Stevenson Cassatt

(1844-05-22)May 22, 1844
DiedJune 14, 1926(1926-06-14) (aged 82)
Château de Beaufresne, near Paris, France
NationalityAmerican
EducationPennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,
Jean-Léon Gérôme, Charles Chaplin, Thomas Couture
Known forPainting
MovementImpressionism
Signature

She was described by Gustave Geffroy as one of "les trois grandes dames" (the three great ladies) of Impressionism alongside Marie Bracquemond and Berthe Morisot.[2] In 1879, Diego Martelli compared her to Degas, as they both sought to depict movement, light, and design in the most modern sense.[3]


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