Sunday, May 22, 2016

Mary Cassatt


May 22, 1844. ALLEGHENY CITY, PA.- May 22, 1844.- Mary Stevenson Cassatt was an American painter and print maker. She lived much of her adult life in France, where she first befriended Edgar Degas and later exhibited among 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. In this image: The Boating Party by Mary Cassatt, 1893-94, oil on canvas, 35 1/2 x 46 in., National  Gallery of Art, Washington      

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