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Louisine Havemeyer

(1855–1929). Art collector and patron. Also a suffragist. With her husband, Henry O. Havemeyer (1847–1907), also a collector and patron as well as a businessman, she amassed a ...

Cassatt, Mary

Cassatt, Mary (25 May 1844)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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2011
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Art & Architecture
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...most eminent of all living American women painters” ( Current Lit ., 1909 , p. 167). She spent much of her time during these years helping her American friends build collections of avant-garde French art and works by Old Masters. Those she advised included Henry and Louisine Havemeyer , Mrs. Montgomery J. Sears , Bertha Honoré Palmer and James Stillman . Cassatt painted until 1915 and exhibited her latest work that year in the Suffrage Loan Exhibition of Old Masters and Works by Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt at the Knoedler Gallery, New York; but...

Impressionism

Impressionism   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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2011
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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...in 1880 , 1881 and 1886 . Her Impressionist works had little direct influence on the development of American Impressionism, because only a few were shown in the USA. However, she did help to promote French Impressionism by convincing her American friends, including Louisine Havemeyer , to purchase pictures by Degas and others. Like Cassatt, John Singer Sargent was an expatriate artist who had a close relationship with one of the French Impressionists—Claude Monet—whom he first met in 1876 . After spending an intense period with Monet in the...

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