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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The Letter, 1890-91 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
The Letter, 1890-91
Mother in Profile with Baby Cheek to Cheek (No.2),... - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother in Profile with Baby Cheek to Cheek (No.2),...
Portrait Of A Little Girl - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Portrait Of A Little Girl
Mother And Child Reading - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother And Child Reading
Mother Playing With Her Child - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother Playing With Her Child
By The Pond - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
By The Pond
Nurse And Child - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Nurse And Child
Sketch Of Mother Looking Down At Thomas - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Sketch Of Mother Looking Down At Thomas
The Young Mother - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
The Young Mother
Smiling Mother With Sober Faced Child - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Smiling Mother With Sober Faced Child
Mother's Goodnight Kiss - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother's Goodnight Kiss
The Childs Caress - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
The Childs Caress
Baby's First Caress - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Baby's First Caress
Torero and Young Girl - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Torero and Young Girl
Head Of A Young Girl - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Head Of A Young Girl
Francoise In A Square Backed Chair  Read Aka Young... - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Francoise In A Square Backed Chair Read Aka Young...
The Family - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
The Family
Antoinette At Her Dressing Table - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Antoinette At Her Dressing Table
Portrait Of Madame J Aka Young Woman In Black - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Portrait Of Madame J Aka Young Woman In Black
The Long Gloves - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
The Long Gloves
The Child's Bath - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
The Child's Bath
At the Francais, a Sketch (or At the Opera) - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
At the Francais, a Sketch (or At the Opera)
Nude Baby on Mother's Lap Resting Her Arm on the Back... - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Nude Baby on Mother's Lap Resting Her Arm on the Back...
In the Garden, 1904 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
In the Garden, 1904

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