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"I am independent! I can live alone and I love to work." - Mary Cassatt is a tribute to Mary Cassatt (b. 1844 - d. 1926), an American Impressionist painter and printmaker.

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The daughter of an affluent Pittsburgh businessman, whose French ancestry had endowed him with a passion for that country, she studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, and then travelled extensively in Europe, finally settling in Paris in 1874. In that year she had a work accepted at the Salon and in 1877 made the acquaintance of Degas, with whom she was to be on close terms throughout his life. His art and ideas had a considerable influence on her own work; he introduced her to the Impressionists and she participated in the exhibitions of 1879, 1880, 1881 and 1886, refusing to do so in 1882 when Degas did not. [Read more...]

"Breakfast in Bed" by Mary Cassatt
"Breakfast in Bed" by Mary Cassatt


"Children Playing on the Beach" by Mary Cassatt
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