(May 22 1844 - June 14 1926)
Mary Cassatt is recognized as one of the foremost American painters and printmakers of the nineteenth century. She was one of the most important artists working in Paris at the turn of the nineteenth century, and the only American invited to join the Impressionists’ circle.
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Photograph of Mary Cassatt, 1914, unknown photographer. 10 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches (26 x 17 cm). Frederick A. Sweet research material on Mary Cassatt and James A. McNeill Whistler, 1872-1975. Archives of American Art, Washington, DC, USA. www.aaa.si.edu
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