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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Louisine W. Havemeyer - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Louisine W. Havemeyer
Simone In Plumed Hat - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Simone In Plumed Hat
Portrait of Alexander J. Cassatt, c.1880 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Portrait of Alexander J. Cassatt, c.1880
Young Woman Picking The Fruit Of Knowledge - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Young Woman Picking The Fruit Of Knowledge
Sleepy Thomas Sucking His Thumb - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Sleepy Thomas Sucking His Thumb
Young Girl At A Window - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Young Girl At A Window
Sara In A Bonnet - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Sara In A Bonnet
The Conversation, c.1914 - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
The Conversation, c.1914
Maternal Tenderness - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Maternal Tenderness
Picking Daisies In A Field - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Picking Daisies In A Field
Mother with Left Hand Holding Sara's Chin - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother with Left Hand Holding Sara's Chin
The Fitting - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
The Fitting
The Banjo Lesson - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
The Banjo Lesson
In the Box - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
In the Box
Young Women Picking Fruit - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Young Women Picking Fruit
The Young Bride - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
The Young Bride
Sketch Of Anne And Her Nurse - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Sketch Of Anne And Her Nurse
A Musical Party - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
A Musical Party
Mother and child (2) - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother and child (2)
Peasant Mother And Child - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Peasant Mother And Child
Mrs Robert Simpson Cassatt - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mrs Robert Simpson Cassatt
Mother, Sara and the Baby (counterproof) - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Mother, Sara and the Baby (counterproof)
The Garden - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
The Garden
Lady with a Fan (or Portrait of Anne Charlotte Gaillard) - Mary Cassatt - www.marycassatt.org
Lady with a Fan (or Portrait of Anne Charlotte Gaillard)

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