Mary Cassatt Retrospective

Art, Painting
Mary Cassatt Retrospective

Born in Pennsylvania, Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) moved to Paris in her early twenties to pursue a career in art, but initially faced nothing but trials: penniless and rejected from the prestigious Paris Salon exhibition due to both her gender and outsider status, she even considered giving up and heading back to America. Then, she met Edgar Degas, under the direction of whom she later became one of the Impressionist movement's most important representatives. Also known as a prolific printmaker, Cassatt focused on the women of the late 19th-century Parisian bourgeoisie, winning recognition for her soft, intimate depictions. This extensive retrospective presents her pioneering work in the context of artists she drew inspiration from, including ukiyo-e master Kitagawa Utamaro.


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