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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Child In A Straw Hat - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Child In A Straw Hat
Reclining Nude - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Reclining Nude
Mother and Child, 1900 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother and Child, 1900
Maternal Caress - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Maternal Caress
Mother and Child, 1897 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother and Child, 1897
Summertime - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Summertime
En Bateau  Le Bain - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
En Bateau Le Bain
The Mandolin Player - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
The Mandolin Player
Mother about to Wash her Sleepy Child, 1880 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother about to Wash her Sleepy Child, 1880
Title Unknown - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Title Unknown
The Bath I - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
The Bath I
Reading Le Figaro, 1878 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Reading Le Figaro, 1878

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