Ancient Women Artists. Mary Cassatt (Mary Stevenson Cassatt) was born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, which is now part of Pittsburgh, on May 22, 1844 and died on June 14, 1926 (aged 82), in Château de Beaufresne, near Paris, France. She was a fantastic American artist! She lived much of her adult life in France. There, she first befriended Edgar Degas and later exhibited among the Impressionists.
In 1873, Mary Cassatt traveled to Madrid and Seville. She painted Spanish subjects full of light and beautiful colors, including Spanish Dancer Wearing a Lace Mantilla (1873, in the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution).
What do you think? Marvelous paintings!
“I think that if you shake the tree, you ought to be around when the fruit falls to pick it up.” By M. Cassatt.
Enjoy your day, Yareah friends. Art is everywhere and up to you!
“I used to go and flatten my nose against that window and absorb all I could of his art. It changed my life. I saw art then as I wanted to see it.” By M. Cassatt.