Find out more about the American impressionist artist Mary Cassatt and her famous paintings of mothers and their children.
Mary Cassatt 1844-1926. This American artist was in part responsible for bringing paintings by the European Impressionist Movement to America and more specifically impressionist paintings by Edgar Degas. Mary Cassatt was born in Pittsburg who, as a child, went with her parents to Paris. Cassatt was encouraged to paint from a young age. She traveled in Europe for five years, and upon her return to America she enrolled at the Pennsylvania School of the Fine Arts. She moved back to Paris, and became a close friend of Edgar Degas. Cassatt also exhibited with the Impressionist Salon in 1877. She became friends with the only other female member of the Salon, Berthe Morisot, and was a committed feminist all her life. Cassatt's famous oil painting Little Girl in Blue Armchair was painted in 1879 and is held at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Some of Mary Cassatt’s most popular oil paintings and collected works are those of mother and child scenes, and her paintings are held by many Museums in America, notably the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington.
Perhaps Mary Cassatt's most popular painting of a mother and child is Mother and Child painted in 1889 which captures a tender moment in time.
Hand painted reproduction oil-paintings by Mary Cassatt’s are now available to buy online- https://www.reproduction-gallery.com/artist/mary-cassatt/