Mary Cassatt was born in Pennsylvania in 1844 and died in France in 1926. She played a substantial role in introducing America to the art of the European Impressionist artists by encouraging her wealthy circle of friends to purchase their work.
As a young child Cassatt was encouraged to paint by her parents and she visited France with them during her childhood. She studied at the Pennsylvania School of the Fine Arts but in 1886 she returned to Paris where she became a close friend of Edgar Degas. Their friendship, albeit tumultuous, endured throughout their lives and it is believed that Mary Cassatt sometimes modeled for Edgar Degas' paintings.
Mary Cassatt exhibited with the Impressionist Salon in 1872 with her oil painting of Two Women Throwing Flowers at a Carnival.
Mary Cassatt's painting The Child's Bath 1893 is held by the Art Institute of Chicago. Oil painting reproductions of this painting are available from our standard catalogue in many size options, including replica paintings on canvas in the original size of 100 x 65cm [39.4 x 25.6"].
The most popular Mary Cassatt oil painting is Little Girl in Blue Armchair 1879 which forms part of the permanent collection at National Gallery of Art in Washington. Replica paintings of this famous painting are completed entirely by hand by one of our resident professional artists.
Mary Cassatt's painting Mother and Child 1890 captures a tender moment in time. The original painting is held by the Wichita Art Museum and you can now purchase this painting as one of our oil painting reproductions.
Famous paintings of mother and child are a dominant and recurrent theme throughout Mary Cassatt's artistic life although she never married and had children. A favorite canvas replica is Cassatt's Breakfast in Bed 1897.
Art by Mary Cassatt can be purchased from our large selection of art reproductions on canvas.