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Mary Cassatt

(1844—1926) American painter

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American art

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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 ...
aquatint

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

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 ...
Chicago Art Institute

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

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 ...
pastel

pastel  

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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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