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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 (1844–1926)   Reference library

Bailey Van Hook

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

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2013

...artists. Her first painting of a mother and child, in 1888 , announced a theme with which she became increasingly identified. Cassatt continued to paint until 1915 , when poor eyesight forced her to stop. Cassatt also served as art adviser to her friends Louisine and Henry O. Havemeyer , whose collection of Impressionist and old master paintings was eventually donated to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. [ See also Art ; and Gender . ] Bibliography Barter, Judith , et al. Mary Cassatt: Modern Woman . New York: Art Institute of Chicago,...

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