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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Head of Francoise Looking Down (no.4) - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Head of Francoise Looking Down (no.4)
Sketch of Nurse Seated on a Bench, Baby Standing Beside... - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Sketch of Nurse Seated on a Bench, Baby Standing Beside...
Interior Of A Tramway Passing A Bridge - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Interior Of A Tramway Passing A Bridge
Young Girl Holding A Loose Bouquet - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Young Girl Holding A Loose Bouquet
Young Woman Reflecting - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Young Woman Reflecting
Woman With A Parakeet - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Woman With A Parakeet
Young Boy In Blue - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Young Boy In Blue
Sketch for 'Sara...Feeding Her Dog' - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Sketch for 'Sara...Feeding Her Dog'
Woman Arranging Her Veil - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Woman Arranging Her Veil
Woman With A Red Zinnia - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Woman With A Red Zinnia
Young Mother And Two Children 1908 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Young Mother And Two Children 1908
Leontine In A Pink Fluffy Hat - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Leontine In A Pink Fluffy Hat
Portrait of a Child - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Portrait of a Child
Young Mother Daughter and Baby - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Young Mother Daughter and Baby
Sara Wearing Her Bonnet And Coat - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Sara Wearing Her Bonnet And Coat
Sara Seated, Leaning on Her Left Hand - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Sara Seated, Leaning on Her Left Hand
Helene de Septeuil - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Helene de Septeuil
Sara - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Sara
Portrait of a woman 2 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Portrait of a woman 2
Portrait of a Lady 2 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Portrait of a Lady 2
Tete De Femme Au Grand Chapeau - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Tete De Femme Au Grand Chapeau
Maternite 2 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Maternite 2
Young Girl With Brown Hair  Looking To Left - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Young Girl With Brown Hair Looking To Left
Femme Tenant Son Enfant Sur Les Genoux (Mother Jeanne... - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Femme Tenant Son Enfant Sur Les Genoux (Mother Jeanne...

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