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The most famous female Impressionist painter, Mary Cassatt, was born on 22 May, 1844 in Allegheny, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Cassatt family was affluent and cultured: Mary's father was a stockbroker, while her mother, who came from an old established Pennsylvania family, was an accomplished woman who spoke French and read widely, and provided Mary with an excellent example to follow. It is, perhaps, no accident that so many of the women in Mary Cassatt's paintings are engaged in simple, self-contained tasks like reading or sewing, since these were the everyday activities of the Cassatt household.
Paris, France, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, Style: American Impressionist, School: Impressionist, Movement: Impressionism, USA, Painting, Painting
Style: American Impressionist; School: Impressionist; Movement: Impressionism; USA; Painting
Paris, France; Allegheny, Pennsylvania
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Unknown, "Young Woman Sewing (detail) Young Woman Sewing in a Garden" (2022). Art and Art History Collection (Saskia). 3587.