Mary Stevenson Cassatt (1844-1926) was an American painter and printmaker. She lived much of her adult life in France, where she first befriended Edgar Degas and later exhibited among the Impressionists. Cassatt often created images of the social and private lives of women, with particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children. Her paintings have sold for as much as 2.9 million.
mary cassat...love her capture of family, of women as roles of mothers...i look at this little girl all tuckered out and this looks like she could be my little girl tired and not caring about the world around her, flopping into a chair for a rest.
'The Child's Bath' by Mary Cassatt, influenced by Japanese wood block prints. 1893. At the time she created this painting, the high vantage point, tight cropping of the forms, and bold outline were all unconventional artistic devices.