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.
Here are some of my images inspired by her work
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.