Cassatt, Mary (1844-1926) by Scholes, Robert

Mary Cassatt (1844 – 1926) The daughter of an affluent Pittsburgh businessman, whose French ancestry had endowed him with a passion for that country, she studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, and then travelled extensively in Europe, finally settling in Paris in 1874. She became friendly with and, through him, with the impressionist painters, frequently exhibiting her work with them. Writing of her work in for April 21, 1910, Huntly Carter wrote of an observer who would be “charmed by the brilliant American, Mary Cassatt, who feels, understands, and loves paint, whose every touch is delicious” Degas The New Age NA 6.25:595

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