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Tour: Mary Cassatt — Selected Color Prints

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image of Portrait of the Artist's Mother image of The Bath image of The Lamp
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image of In the Omnibus image of The Letter image of The Fitting
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Known for her perceptive depictions of women and children, Mary Cassatt was one of the few American artists active in the nineteenth-century French avant-garde. Born to a prominent Pittsburgh family, she traveled extensively through Europe with her parents and siblings while a child. Between 1860 and 1864 she attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. At the age of twenty-two Cassatt went abroad, studying old master paintings in European museums. In Paris, she studied with prominent academic painters and independently at the Louvre. Returning to the United States for a short period, Cassatt went back to Europe in 1871, spending her time painting and copying the old masters in museums in Italy, Spain, and Belgium. (continue)


1Mary Cassatt, Portrait of the Artist's Mother, c. 1889
2Mary Cassatt, The Bath, 1890-1891
3Mary Cassatt, The Lamp, c. 1891
4Mary Cassatt, In the Omnibus, 1890-1891
5Mary Cassatt, The Letter, 1890-1891
6Mary Cassatt, The Fitting, 1890-1891
7Mary Cassatt, Woman Bathing, 1890-1891
8Mary Cassatt, Mother's Kiss, 1890-1891
9Mary Cassatt, Maternal Caress, 1890-1891
10Mary Cassatt, Afternoon Tea Party, 1890-1891
11Mary Cassatt, The Coiffure, 1890-1891
12Mary Cassatt, Gathering Fruit, c. 1893