Mary Stevenson Cassatt
(1844 – 1926)
An American painter and printmaker born in Pennsylvania, but lived much of her adult life in France. Her work combined the light color palette and loose brushwork of Impressionism with compositions influenced by Japanese art as well as by European Old Masters. She worked in a variety of media and this versatility helped establish her success at a time when few women were regarded as serious artists.
|Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt Seated, Holding Cards, c. 1880–84, National Portrait Gallery,|
"I had already recognized who were my true masters. I admired Manet, Courbet and Degas. I hated conventional art - I began to live."
A Woman and Child in the Driver's Seat
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Art Institute of Chicago
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