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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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Sketch of Mother Jeanne Looking Down at Her Baby - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Sketch of Mother Jeanne Looking Down at Her Baby
Head Of Simone In A Green Bonnet With Wavy Brim - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Head Of Simone In A Green Bonnet With Wavy Brim
Reflection - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Reflection
Margo Wearing A Bonnet - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Margo Wearing A Bonnet
Study of a Woman in a Blue Blouse with a Red Ruff 1895 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Study of a Woman in a Blue Blouse with a Red Ruff 1895
Margot In A Big Hat (Fillette, Corsage Rouge) - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Margot In A Big Hat (Fillette, Corsage Rouge)
Two Sisters - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Two Sisters
Antoinette Holding Her Child by Both Hands - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Antoinette Holding Her Child by Both Hands
Head of a Baby - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Head of a Baby
Agnes, age six - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Agnes, age six
Margot Wearing A Bonnet 2 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Margot Wearing A Bonnet 2
Untitled 3 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Untitled 3
Untitled - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Untitled
Margot In A Ruffled Bonnet (No. 4) - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Margot In A Ruffled Bonnet (No. 4)
Bebe Souriant A Deux Jeunes Femmes - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Bebe Souriant A Deux Jeunes Femmes
Portrait of Master St. Pierre (study) - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Portrait of Master St. Pierre (study)
La femme au mouchoir - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
La femme au mouchoir
Study for the portrait of a child - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Study for the portrait of a child
Untitled 2 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Untitled 2
Potrait of a Young Woman in Green 1898 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Potrait of a Young Woman in Green 1898
Profile D'Une Femme - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Profile D'Une Femme
Two Children, One Sucking Her Thumb A Double Sided... - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Two Children, One Sucking Her Thumb A Double Sided...
Head of a Woman Reading - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Head of a Woman Reading
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