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Mary Cassatt

(1844—1926) American painter

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1. PaintingArt in the United States begins with the native Americans. Their carvings, rock paintings, and weaving represent a cultural heritage rooted in religion, tribal ritual, and magic. This ...
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aquatint  

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A printmaking method related to etching but producing finely granulated tonal areas rather than lines; the term applies also to a print made by this method. There are several variants of the ...
Berthe Morisot

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(b Bourges, 14 Jan. 1841; d Paris, 2 Mar. 1895).French painter and printmaker, a central figure of the Impressionist group. The daughter of a high-ranking civil servant and the ...
Cassatt, Mary

Cassatt, Mary (1844–1926)   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

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(1844–1926),

American‐born Impressionist painter. Mary Cassatt was born into an affluent family in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, and

Cassatt, Mary

Cassatt, Mary (25 May 1844)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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(b Allegheny City [now in Pittsburgh], 25 May 1844; d Le Mesnil-Théribus, France, 14 June 1926

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World Encyclopedia

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She was influenced by Degas and impressionism. Her finest paintings include The Bath (1892). She also made

Cassatt, Mary

Cassatt, Mary (14 June 1926)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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(b Allegheny [now part of Pittsburgh], 22 May, 1844; d Château de Beaufresne, Le Mesnil-Théribus, Oise, 14 June 1926

Cassatt, Mary

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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(1844–1926).

American expatriate painter who worked mainly in Paris and made a significant contribution to the Impressionist movement

Cassatt, Mary

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The Oxford Companion to United States History

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(1844–1926), artist and member of the Impressionist movement. Born into an upper-class Pennsylvania family, Cassatt as a child spent four years in France and Germany. She ... More
Chicago Art Institute

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In 1866 the Chicago Academy of Design was formed by a group of artists. Despite the election in 1878 of a group of businessmen to help manage the new institution ...
feminist art

feminist art  

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The production of overtly feminist artworks dates from the late 1960s onwards. It involved a whole range of issues including a re-examination of history from a feminist viewpoint, a reversal of the ...
Frederick MacMonnies

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(b New York, 28 Sept. 1863; d New York, 22 Mar. 1937).American sculptor, a pupil of Saint-Gaudens. From 1884 to the outbreak of the First World War he worked ...
Griselda Pollock

Griselda Pollock  

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(1949– )British art historian, born in South Africa, who studied at Oxford University and the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. Most of her career has been spent at the University of Leeds, where ...
Impressionism

Impressionism  

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A style or movement in painting originating in France in the 1860s, characterized by a concern with depicting the visual impression of the moment, especially in terms of the shifting effect of light ...
Impressionism, American

Impressionism, American  

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Late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century movement centered on optical experience, with particular attention to fixing contemporary subjects in momentary perceptions of light and color. Inspired ...
John Sartain

John Sartain  

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Family of Philadelphia printmakers, printers, painters and educators. John Sartain (b London, 24 Oct 1808; d Philadelphia, PA, 25 Oct 1897) and his children, Emily (b Philadelphia, 17 March 1841 ...
Louisine Havemeyer

Louisine Havemeyer  

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(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 stellar collection of ...
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A drawing or painting material consisting essentially of a stick of colour made from powdered pigments mixed with just enough resin or gum to bind them (in addition there is usually a mineral filler ...

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