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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Reine Lefebre And Margot Before A Window - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Reine Lefebre And Margot Before A Window
Susan Comforting the Baby, c.1881 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Susan Comforting the Baby, c.1881
Portrait Of A Little Girl - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Portrait Of A Little Girl
Nurse Reading To A Little Girl - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Nurse Reading To A Little Girl
Sketch Of Mother Looking Down At Thomas - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Sketch Of Mother Looking Down At Thomas
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
Head Of A Young Girl - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Head Of A Young Girl
Torero and Young Girl - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Torero and Young Girl
Mother's Goodnight Kiss - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother's Goodnight Kiss
The Childs Caress - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
The Childs Caress
Nurse And Child - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Nurse And Child
A Kiss For Baby Anne2 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
A Kiss For Baby Anne2
Baby's First Caress - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Baby's First Caress
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 Child's Bath - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
The Child's Bath
Francoise In A Square Backed Chair  Read Aka Young... - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Francoise In A Square Backed Chair Read Aka Young...
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...
At the Francais, a Sketch (or At the Opera) - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
At the Francais, a Sketch (or At the Opera)
The Young Mother - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
The Young Mother
Ellen Mary Cassatt In A White Coat - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Ellen Mary Cassatt In A White Coat
The Long Gloves - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
The Long Gloves
The Tea, c.1880 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
The Tea, c.1880

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