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5 Oct 2015

Inspired by Mary Cassatt

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Mary Stevenson Cassatt (May 22, 1844 – June 14, 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.

Mary was also interested in photography and framed a lot of her paintings as if they were snapshots.

Mary Cassatt never had children of her own, but she seemed to understand the love between mothers and their babies better than any other artist. Her paintings make you feel like you’re right there, looking in on someone during a special moment. She made ordinary, everyday scenes important.

Children on the Beach (1884)Cassatt_Mary_Children_on_the_Beach_1884

Here are some of my images inspired by her work

red dress

pink hat

pink dress


If you interested and want to learn more about Mary Cassatt here is her biography.

This is the 5th post in a 31 Day Series: 31 Days Inspired by Impressionism.

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3 Responses

  1. Anne Williams

    Gorgeous images of children, Eva! I really enjoyed reading about Mary Cassatt and seeing her work too!

    1. I love when I get to introduce you to new thnigs! It’s tough though. You know so much already!I’m glad you like Cassatt. It took me a while to warm up to her but learning about her background and how much she wanted to make it as an artist helped me to appreciate her more.