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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Reading Le Figaro, 1878 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Reading Le Figaro, 1878
Little Girl In A Big Straw Hat And A Pinnafore - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Little Girl In A Big Straw Hat And A Pinnafore
The Two Sisters - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
The Two Sisters
Young Mother Sewing - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Young Mother Sewing
Margot In Blue - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Margot In Blue
les coquelicots - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
les coquelicots
Boating Party - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Boating Party
Bust of a Young Girl or Margot Lux with a Large Hat - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Bust of a Young Girl or Margot Lux with a Large Hat
Mother And Child X - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother And Child X
Mother And Sara Admiring The Baby - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother And Sara Admiring The Baby
Mother Berthe Holding Her Baby - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother Berthe Holding Her Baby
Mother And Child2 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother And Child2
Lydia Leaning on Her Arms, Seated in a Loge - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Lydia Leaning on Her Arms, Seated in a Loge
Louise Nursing Her Child - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Louise Nursing Her Child
Mother And Child7 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother And Child7
Maternite - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Maternite
Child Drinking Milk - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Child Drinking Milk
Young Woman Sewing in the garden, c.1880-82 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Young Woman Sewing in the garden, c.1880-82
Woman In A Loge - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Woman In A Loge
Sarah In A Green Bonnet - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Sarah In A Green Bonnet
Mother Wearing A Sunflower On Her Dress - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother Wearing A Sunflower On Her Dress
Feeding the Ducks, 1895 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Feeding the Ducks, 1895
Baby Reaching For An Apple Aka Child Picking Fruit - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Baby Reaching For An Apple Aka Child Picking Fruit
In the Loge, 1879 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
In the Loge, 1879

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