Mary Cassatt, ‘Afternoon Tea Party’, 1890/1891, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

About Mary Cassatt

Mary Cassatt is widely acclaimed for her intimate scenes of mothers and children, such as Mother About to Wash Her Sleepy Child (1880), that are painted with quick brushstrokes in a pastel palette. Invited in 1877 by her friend and mentor Edgar Degas, Cassatt was one of three women—and the only American—to join a group of artists later known as the Impressionists, which included Claude Monet and Camille Pissaro. Influenced by the Japanese prints she collected, Cassatt developed a refined drawing style that blended European and Asian effects, increasingly creating figural compositions, like The Letter (1890), with flattened forms and harmonious color combinations.

American , 1844-1926, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, based in Paris, France

Solo Shows on Artsy

Mary Cassatt: Works on Paper, Adelson Galleries, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

Women Artists in Paris: 1850-1900, American Federation of Arts, Denver
Women in Art, Galerie d'Orsay, Boston
d'Orsay & d'Orsay, Galerie d'Orsay, Boston
American & European Masters, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville
Inventing Impressionism, The National Gallery, London, London
American Masters - Art of the 19th - 21st Centuries, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville
The Circle of Toulouse-Lautrec, Contessa Gallery, Cleveland