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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At the Francais, a Sketch (or At the Opera) - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
At the Francais, a Sketch (or At the Opera)
Little Girl In A Red Beret - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Little Girl In A Red Beret
Child With Bangs In A Blue Dress - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Child With Bangs In A Blue Dress
Lydia Reading On A Divan - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Lydia Reading On A Divan
In the Garden, 1904 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
In the Garden, 1904
Two Women In A Theater Box - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Two Women In A Theater Box
Simone In White Bonnet Seated With Clasped Hands - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Simone In White Bonnet Seated With Clasped Hands
Nurse And Child - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Nurse And Child
Mother combing Sara's hair - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother combing Sara's hair
Lydia Seated At An Embroidery Frame - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Lydia Seated At An Embroidery Frame
Sketch Of Antoinette - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Sketch Of Antoinette
Francoise Wearing A Big White Hat - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Francoise Wearing A Big White Hat
The Family - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
The Family
Madame Meerson And Her Daughter - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Madame Meerson And Her Daughter
Susan Comforting The Baby - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Susan Comforting The Baby
Sketch for 'Francoise in a Round-Backed Chair, Reading'... - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Sketch for 'Francoise in a Round-Backed Chair, Reading'...
During Carnival - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
During Carnival
Baby Smiling Up At Her Mother - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Baby Smiling Up At Her Mother
Child on a Sofa, Miss Lucie Berard - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Child on a Sofa, Miss Lucie Berard
On The Water - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
On The Water
The Flirtation   A Balcony In Seville - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
The Flirtation A Balcony In Seville
Gathering Fruit - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Gathering Fruit
The Young Mother - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
The Young Mother
Lydia Seated On A Terrace  Crocheting - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Lydia Seated On A Terrace Crocheting

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