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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Baby Reaching For An Apple Aka Child Picking Fruit - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Baby Reaching For An Apple Aka Child Picking Fruit
Mother Combing Her Child's Hair, c.1901 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother Combing Her Child's Hair, c.1901
The Banjo Lesson, 1893 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
The Banjo Lesson, 1893
The Coiffure (study) - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
The Coiffure (study)
Child with a Red Hat - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Child with a Red Hat
The Boating Party, 1893-94 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
The Boating Party, 1893-94
Woman With A Pearl Necklace In A Loge - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Woman With A Pearl Necklace In A Loge
The Childs Bath - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
The Childs Bath
Lilacs In A Window2 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Lilacs In A Window2
Mother And Child3 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother And Child3
Mother Jeanne Nursing Her Baby - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother Jeanne Nursing Her Baby
Lydia Seated In The Garden With A Dog In Her Lap - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Lydia Seated In The Garden With A Dog In Her Lap
Mrs Cassatt Reading to her Grandchildren, 1888 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mrs Cassatt Reading to her Grandchildren, 1888
Mother And Child Smiling At Each Other - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother And Child Smiling At Each Other
Reverie (or Woman with a Red Zinnia) - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Reverie (or Woman with a Red Zinnia)
Children In A Garden - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Children In A Garden
Mother And Children - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother And Children
Mother And Child4 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother And Child4
Mother Rose Nursing Her Child - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother Rose Nursing Her Child
Mother's Kiss - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother's Kiss
Summertime2 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Summertime2
Emmie And Her Child - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Emmie And Her Child
Bust Of Ellen Wiith Bows In Her Hair - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Bust Of Ellen Wiith Bows In Her Hair
Spanish Dancer Wearing A Lace Mantilla - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Spanish Dancer Wearing A Lace Mantilla

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