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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.

Explore related artwork by Mary Cassatt at the Chrysler Museum

Product Details

  • Product Type: Picture Book, Hardcover, with dust jacket
  • 32 pages, with 32 illustrations
  • Publication Date:
  • 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 | ISBN: 9781589804524

About Lois Harris

Lois Harris grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where she spent many Saturdays at the Brooklyn Art Museum. A member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, she graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in creative writing. Her fiction, nonfiction, and photographs have appeared in Highlights, Hopscotch, Fun for Kidz, and My Friend magazines.

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