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Mary Cassatt

(1844–1926) American painter and printmaker who worked mainly in Paris in the circle of the Impressionists (she was a friend particularly of Degas). She specialized in everyday ...

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World Encyclopedia

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..., Mary ( 1845–1926 ) French painter and printmaker , b. USA . She was influenced by Degas and impressionism . Her finest paintings include The Bath ( 1892 ). She also made many fine drypoint and aquatint studies of domestic...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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...the Oils, Pastels, Watercolors, and Drawings (Washington, DC, 1970) Mary Cassatt, 1844–1926 (exh. cat., Washington, DC, N.G.A., 1970) N. Hale : Mary Cassatt (New York, 1975) Mary Cassatt at Home (exh. cat. by B. S. Shapiro , Boston, MA, Mus. F.A., 1978) N. M. Mathews, ed. : Cassatt and her Circle: Selected Letters (New York, 1984) Mary Cassatt and Philadelphia (exh. cat. by S. G. Lindsay , Philadelphia, PA, Mus. A., 1985) N. M. Mathews : Mary Cassatt (New York, 1987) Mary Cassatt: The Color Prints (exh. cat. by N. Mowll Mathews and B. Stern...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

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..., Mary ( 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 enrolled in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts at age sixteen but was determined to seek training abroad. She traveled to Europe with her mother in 1865 and, except for a brief return to the United States in 1870–1871 and several short trips home, remained there for the rest of her life, moving permanently to Paris in 1874 . Cassatt studied with the conservative...

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The Oxford Companion to United States History

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...Cassatt, Mary ( 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 enrolled in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts at age sixteen but was determined to seek training abroad. She traveled to Europe with her mother in 1865 and, except for a brief return to the United States in 1870–1871 and several short trips home, remained there for the rest of her life, moving permanently to Paris in 1874 . Cassatt studied with the conservative...

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A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (3 ed.)

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...flattened forms and unconventional viewpoints were influenced by an exhibition of Japanese prints she saw in Paris in 1890 . Cassatt's eyesight began to fail when she was in her fifties and she had virtually stopped working by 1914 . She came from a wealthy family and had an important influence on American taste by urging her rich friends to buy Impressionist works. See also Feminist art . Further Reading G. Pollock , Mary Cassatt, Painter of Modern Women ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (5 ed.)

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..., Mary ( b Allegheny City [now part of Pittsburgh] , 22 May 1844 ; d Château de Beaufresne, Le Mesnil-Théribus, Oise , 14 June 1926 ). American painter and printmaker , active mainly in France, where she enjoyed a highly successful career (she came from a prosperous family but also made a good deal of money from her work). She settled in Paris in 1874 (following earlier studies there) and became friendly particularly with Degas . He invited her to exhibit with the Impressionists and she took part in four of their eight group shows ( 1879 ,...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

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2008
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..., Mary ( 1844–1926 ), American ‐born Impressionist painter . Mary Cassatt was born into an affluent family in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, and was raised in Philadelphia. Her father, Robert S. Cassatt , was a stockbroker and her mother, Katherine Kelso Johnston , also belonged to a banking family. They disapproved of their daughter's inclination for painting but allowed her to take classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, which she did between 1861 and 1865 , during the Civil War. After the war, in 1866 , Cassatt left for...

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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2003
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... Henry James . Her suite of Japanese-inspired coloured etchings ( 1891 ) demonstrate the compositional boldness and intimate feminine themes that remain the hallmarks of her reputation. Belinda Thomson Breeskin, A. , Mary Cassatt: A Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Watercolours and Drawings (1970). Breeskin, A. , The Graphic Work of Mary Cassatt (2nd edn.,...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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2004
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..., Mary ( b Allegheny [now part of Pittsburgh], 22 May, 1844; d Château de Beaufresne, Le Mesnil-Théribus, Oise, 14 June 1926 ). American painter and printmaker active mainly in France, where she enjoyed a highly successful career (she came from a prosperous family but she also made a good deal of money from her work). She settled in Paris in 1874 (following earlier studies there) and became friendly particularly with Degas . He invited her to exhibit with the Impressionists and she took part in four of their eight group shows ( 1879 , 1880 , ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists (2 ed.)

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...cassatt&ia=-at&ib=-bib&d=10&ss=1&q=2 (subscription) Biography, bibliography http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/artwork-search/results/all/%28artist_name%3A%22mary+cassatt%29 Images including On a Balcony , The Child’s Bath , and The Letter https://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/Collection/artist-info.1107.html Biography, images including The Loge https://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/Collection/artist-info.1107.html?artobj_artistId=1107&pageNumber=1 Biography, images http://bibliotheque-numerique.inha.fr/collection?search=Cassatt...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...0Mary Mary Cassatt 1844 – 1926 American artist Why do people so love to wander? I think the civilized parts of the world will suffice for me in the future. letter to Louisine Havemeyer, 11 February...

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...0Mary Mary Cassatt 1844 – 1926 American artist Why do people so love to wander? I think the civilized parts of the world will suffice for me in the future. letter to Louisine Havemeyer, 11 February 1911 love to wander civilized ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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2008
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...Mary Cassatt 1845 – 1926 Why do people so love to wander? I think the civilized parts of the world will suffice for me in the future. letter to Louisine Havemeyer, Feb. 11,...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Mary Cassatt

Mary Cassatt  

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(1844–1926)American painter and printmaker who worked mainly in Paris in the circle of the Impressionists (she was a friend particularly of Degas). She specialized in everyday life scenes, her ...
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James Ransome  

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(1961–), African American illustrator who was born in North Carolina and educated at the Pratt Institute in New York. Influenced by artists such as Mary Cassatt and Winslow Homer and ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...

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