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Tour: Mary Cassatt — Selected Paintings

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image of Little Girl in a Blue Armchair image of Woman with a Fan image of The Loge
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image of Children Playing on the Beach image of Girl Arranging Her Hair image of Child in a Straw Hat
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Mary Cassatt was born into an affluent family in Pennsylvania on May 22, 1844. She studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, one of the country's leading art schools. In addition to having regular exhibitions of European and American art, the faculty at the Academy encouraged students to study abroad. In 1865 Cassatt approached her parents with the idea of studying in Paris. Despite their initial objections, Cassatt's parents relented and allowed her to go. (continue)


1Mary Cassatt, Little Girl in a Blue Armchair, 1878
2Mary Cassatt, Woman with a Fan, c. 1878/1879
3Mary Cassatt, The Loge, c. 1878-1880
4Mary Cassatt, Children Playing on the Beach, 1884
5Mary Cassatt, Girl Arranging Her Hair, 1886
6Mary Cassatt, Child in a Straw Hat, c. 1886
7Mary Cassatt, Portrait of an Elderly Lady, c. 1887
8Mary Cassatt, Woman with a Red Zinnia, 1891
9Mary Cassatt, The Boating Party, 1893/1894
10Mary Cassatt, Mother and Child, c. 1905