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Mary Cassatt: Impressionist Painter

Mary Cassatt: Impressionist Painter

Arcadia Publishing

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Discover the vibrant world of Mary Cassatt, the trailblazing Impressionist painter, through this captivating picture book. From a tender age, Mary Cassatt knew her destiny lay in the world of art. Against all odds, she convinced her parents to send her to the prestigious Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts at just fifteen years old. By twenty, she embarked on an extraordinary journey abroad to forge her painting career. Immerse yourself in the late 1800s as you explore Mary's artistic endeavors and witness her becoming the first and only American female member of the Impressionist movement.

This beautifully illustrated book showcases not only Mary Cassatt's own remarkable artwork but also the masterpieces of influential Impressionist artists. Feast your eyes on her beloved portraits of mothers and children, capturing tender moments that emanate warmth and love. Be enchanted by the lesser-known pieces that demonstrate Mary's immense talent and versatility, portraying children of all ages cherishing the company of pets, reveling in the great outdoors, and cradled in the embrace of caring adults.

An inspirational tale for all, particularly those with artistic inclinations, this book celebrates the realization of a young girl's lifelong dream. Mary Cassatt's unwavering spirit, determination, and commitment to her craft serve as a guiding light, encouraging readers to pursue their creative aspirations. Just as Mary inspired countless young artists to venture to Paris in pursuit of their dreams, may this book ignite the hearts and minds of its readers, propelling them toward their own creative goals.
  • Product Type: Picture Book, Hardcover, with dust jacket
  • 32 pages, with 32 illustrations
  • Published in 2007
  • Shipping Dimensions: 8.5 × 11.0 × 0.375 inches  (21.6 × 27.9 × 1.0 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 lb (14.4 oz; 408 g)
  • SKU010009538 | 9781589804524

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Mary Cassatt

About the Artist

Mary Cassatt

Mary Stevenson Cassatt (1844 – 1926) was an American painter and printmaker. She was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania (now part of Pittsburgh's North Side), and lived much of her adult life in France, where she befriended Edgar Degas and exhibited with the Impressionists. Cassatt often created images of the social and private lives of women, with particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children.

She was described by Gustave Geffroy as one of "les trois grandes dames" (the three great ladies) of Impressionism alongside Marie Bracquemond and Berthe Morisot.

Mary Cassatt in the Chrysler Museum
Arcadia Publishing

About the Publisher

Arcadia Publishing

For over 20 years Arcadia Publishing has reconnected people to their community, their neighbors, and their past by offering a curbside view of hometown history and often forgotten aspects of American life. Composed in a unique pictorial format with over two hundred vintage images and accompanying captions, Arcadia books animate the cherished memories, people, places, and events that define a community. From the iconic Images of America series and Images of Aviation series to Postcard Histories and so many more, these richly illustrated histories bring to life small town America.

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