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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Children Playing With A Cat - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Children Playing With A Cat
Mother Combing Sara's Hair (no.2) - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother Combing Sara's Hair (no.2)
Self Portrait 3 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Self Portrait 3
Pattycake - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Pattycake
Mr Robert S Cassatt On Horseback - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mr Robert S Cassatt On Horseback
Young Woman In Green, Outdoors In The Sun - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Young Woman In Green, Outdoors In The Sun
Mother and Child Against a Green Background or Maternity - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother and Child Against a Green Background or Maternity
Offering The Panel To The Bullfighter - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Offering The Panel To The Bullfighter
Sleepy Baby - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Sleepy Baby
Baby Lying on His Mother's Lap, Reaching to Hold a... - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Baby Lying on His Mother's Lap, Reaching to Hold a...
Bust Of Francoise Looking Down - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Bust Of Francoise Looking Down
Simone In A Large Plumed Hat  Seated  Holding A Griffon... - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Simone In A Large Plumed Hat Seated Holding A Griffon...
At The Theater Aka Lydia Cassatt Leaning On Her Arms... - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
At The Theater Aka Lydia Cassatt Leaning On Her Arms...
Motherhood2 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Motherhood2
Portrait of Alexander J. Cassat and His Son Robert... - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Portrait of Alexander J. Cassat and His Son Robert...
Bacchante - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Bacchante
Autumn (or Profile of Lydia Cassatt) - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Autumn (or Profile of Lydia Cassatt)
Girl With A Banjo - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Girl With A Banjo
Mother And Child In A Boat - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother And Child In A Boat
Portrait Of Madame X Dressed For The Matinee - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Portrait Of Madame X Dressed For The Matinee
A Kiss For Baby Anne2 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
A Kiss For Baby Anne2
Nurse Reading To A Little Girl - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Nurse Reading To A Little Girl
Susan Comforting the Baby, c.1881 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Susan Comforting the Baby, c.1881
Reine Lefebre And Margot Before A Window - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Reine Lefebre And Margot Before A Window

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