Mary Stevenson Cassatt (May 22, 1844 - June 14, 1926) was an American painter and printmaker. She lived much of her adult life in France, where she first befriended Edgar Degas and later exhibited among the Impressionists.

Cassatt (pronounced ca-SAHT) often created images of the social and private lives of women, with particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children.

Cassatt was born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, which is now part of Pittsburgh. She was born into favorable circumstances: her father, Robert Simpson Cassat (later Cassatt), was a successful stockbroker and land speculator, and her mother, Katherine Kelso Johnston, came from a banking family. The ancestral name had been Cossart. Cassatt was a distant cousin of artist Robert Henri. Cassatt was one of seven children, of which two died in infancy. Her family moved eastward, first to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, then to the Philadelphia area, where she began schooling at age six.

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Mother, Sara and the Baby (counterproof) - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother, Sara and the Baby (counterproof)
Mrs Robert Simpson Cassatt - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mrs Robert Simpson Cassatt
Mother and Child (The Oval Mirror) 1899 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother and Child (The Oval Mirror) 1899
Sleepy Thomas Sucking His Thumb - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Sleepy Thomas Sucking His Thumb
Mother and child (2) - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother and child (2)
A Baby Smiling At Two Young Women - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
A Baby Smiling At Two Young Women
Mother with Left Hand Holding Sara's Chin - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother with Left Hand Holding Sara's Chin
Young Woman Picking The Fruit Of Knowledge - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Young Woman Picking The Fruit Of Knowledge
The Garden - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
The Garden
Lydia Cassatt In A Green Bonnet And A Coat - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Lydia Cassatt In A Green Bonnet And A Coat
Femme au Mirror - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Femme au Mirror
Mother and Child before a Pool, c.1898 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother and Child before a Pool, c.1898
Woman Admiring A Child - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Woman Admiring A Child
Clarissa  Turned Left  With Her Hand To Her Ear - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Clarissa Turned Left With Her Hand To Her Ear
Woman On A Striped With A Dog Aka Young Woman On A... - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Woman On A Striped With A Dog Aka Young Woman On A...
Mrs. Robert S. Cassatt (or Katherine Kelson Johnston... - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mrs. Robert S. Cassatt (or Katherine Kelson Johnston...
Ellen With Bows In Her Hair  Looking Right - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Ellen With Bows In Her Hair Looking Right
Master Robert Kelso Cassatt - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Master Robert Kelso Cassatt
The Swim, or Two Mothers and Their Children on a Boat... - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
The Swim, or Two Mothers and Their Children on a Boat...
Margaret Milligan Sloan - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Margaret Milligan Sloan
Portrait of a Young Girl (Simone) - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Portrait of a Young Girl (Simone)
Women In A Loge - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Women In A Loge
Sara In Dark Bonnet With Right Hand On Arm Of Chair - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Sara In Dark Bonnet With Right Hand On Arm Of Chair
The Mirror - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
The Mirror

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