Mary Cassatt, modern woman

by Mary Cassatt

Paper Book, 1998

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Available

Publication

New York : Art Institute of Chicago in association with H.N. Abrams, c1998.

Description

Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) was one of the few women artists to have succeeded professionally in her era, and the only American invited to exhibit with the French Impressionists. Extensively illustrated with paintings, prints and pastels spanning Cassatt's whole career, this volume, published to accompany a travelling exhibition in the USA, contains essays which trace the artist's development from her early influences to her critical role in bringing Old Master and Impressionist art to the United States.

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Succeeds in being a gorgeous book full of full page nicely done color reproductions including much of her lesser known work and photos and ephemera from her life. But doesn't stop there, with essays by different writers on her life in the art world, relationships. with other artists (juicy art gossip alert,) and more. Unless you are as student of Cassatt I think you will come away amazed at what you learn. Once the token female impressionist this book proves her work and life make the fellows look downright pedestrian.
This huge tome was released in conjunction with the Art Institute of Chicago's exhibit in 1998.
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