Mary Stevenson Cassatt (May 22, 1844 - June 14, 1926) was an American painter and printmaker. She was born in Pennsylvania, but lived much of her adult life in France, where she first befriended Edgar Degas and later exhibited among the Impressionists. Cassatt often created images of the social and private lives of women, with particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children.
She was described by Gustave Geffroy in 1894 as one of "les trois grandes dames" of Impressionism alongside Marie Bracquemond and Berthe Morisot.
Early life
Young Woman in a Black and Green Bonnet, 1890, artton University Art Museum
Cassatt was born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, which is now part of Pittsburgh.She was born into an upper-middle-class family: Her father, Robert Simpson... See More