Mary Cassatt was born in Pennsylvania in 1844. She became a well-known Impressionist at a time in which female painters were not widely recognized. She studied in Pennsylvania, in Paris, and in Italy. She was greatly influenced by Edgar Degas, who taught Cassatt how to use pastels. Cassatt produced many works portraying realistic scenes of the home life of mothers and children. You can learn more about her at http://artsmarts4kids.blogspot.com/2008/05/mary-cassatt.html Enjoy the works we’ve selected and more resources below!
Photo: By Durand-Ruel – http://digitalcollections.frick.org/digico/#/archive/Archives/Images%20of%20Artists%20CollectionImages of Artists Collection. The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53475261
- Suzette and the Puppy: A Story about Mary Cassatt by Joan Sweeney
- Quiet Time with Cassatt by Julie Merberg
- Mary Cassatt: Extraordinary Impressionist Painter by Barbara Herkert
- Mary Cassatt (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists) by Mike Venezia