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Mary Cassatt

 (1844 - 1926)
Mary Stevenson Cassatt was active/lived in Pennsylvania / France.  Mary Cassatt is known for mother-child portrait and genre painting, etching.

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Mary Cassatt

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Impressionist painter Mary Cassatt is best known for her mother and child compositions and also for her color prints, based on Japanese woodblock techniques and that combined drypoint, etching, and aquatint.  From 1890, she had her own printing press at her home.

Born in 1844 in Allegheny City (now part of Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania, she was recognized by the turn of the century as one of the preeminent painters both of her native country and of France, which she made her permanent home in 1875.

She spent her childhood in Pennsylvania, and then lived with her mother in Europe from 1851 until 1858, studying in a number of cities including Paris, Parma, and Seville.  She returned to study at the Pennsylvania  ...  Displaying 750 of 33859 characters.



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About  Mary Cassatt

Born:  1844 - Allegheny City, Pennsylvania
Died:   1926 - Oise, France
Known for:  mother-child portrait and genre painting, etching