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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Mrs. Duffee Seated on a Striped Sofa, Reading - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mrs. Duffee Seated on a Striped Sofa, Reading
Mother And Child6 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother And Child6
Maternal Kiss - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Maternal Kiss
Tea - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Tea
Portrait Of A Woman - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Portrait Of A Woman
Woman with a Nude Boy at her Side - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Woman with a Nude Boy at her Side
Girl Arranging Her Hair - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Girl Arranging Her Hair
Self Portrait 3 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Self Portrait 3
Peasant Woman Peeling An Orange - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Peasant Woman Peeling An Orange
Children Playing With A Cat - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Children Playing With A Cat
Mother Holding A Child In Her Arms - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother Holding A Child In Her Arms
Fillette Au Grand Chapeau - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Fillette Au Grand Chapeau

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