Mary Cassatt was an American impressionist painter who lived from 1844 to 1926. Born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania she attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Mary came from a family of privilege and wealth eventually moving to France where she spent the bulk of her life involved with other prominent impressionists of the era such as Edgar Degas.
Much of Ms. Cassatt’s work are portraits of mother and child.
In her paintings there are broad brush strokes with a complex portrayal of the subject.
She is one of only a few women who exhibited with the French impressionists during this time.
Her works are exhibited throughout the museums of the world.
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