Mary Cassatt (1844-1926)

“I took leave of conventional art. I began to live.” Mary Cassatt told her first biographer, Achille Segard, about her invitation in 1877 to join artists she regarded as “true masters.” Before she was accepted as one of America’s most famous im¬≠pressionist artists, Cassatt first had to conquer Paris. Born on May 22, 1844, in Allegheny City, now part of Pittsburgh,...
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