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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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
Susan Seated Outdoors Wearing A Purple Hat - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Susan Seated Outdoors Wearing A Purple Hat
Portrait of a Young Girl (Simone) - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Portrait of a Young Girl (Simone)
A woman in black at the opera - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
A woman in black at the opera
Portrait Of The Artist - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Portrait Of The Artist
Mary Ellison Embroidering - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mary Ellison Embroidering
Women In A Loge - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Women In A Loge
Young Girls, c.1900 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Young Girls, c.1900
Sara and her Dog, c.1901 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Sara and her Dog, c.1901
Lydia at the Tapestry Loom - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Lydia at the Tapestry Loom
Children Playing with a Dog - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Children Playing with a Dog
Mother and child 2 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother and child 2
Girl in Pink with a Fan, c.1889 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Girl in Pink with a Fan, c.1889
Young Woman Reading - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Young Woman Reading
Head of Adele - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Head of Adele
The Cup Of Tea2 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
The Cup Of Tea2
Portrait of a Lady (or Reading 'Le Figaro') - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Portrait of a Lady (or Reading 'Le Figaro')
Baby John Being Nursed - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Baby John Being Nursed
The Pensive Reader - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
The Pensive Reader
The Horse Chestnut - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
The Horse Chestnut
Head of Margot, c.1902 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Head of Margot, c.1902
Portrait Of A Young Girl - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Portrait Of A Young Girl
Margot In Big Bonnett And Red Dress - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Margot In Big Bonnett And Red Dress
The Visit - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
The Visit

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