Mary Cassatt: Prints

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Kathleen Adler is Director of Education at the National Gallery, London. She has written and contributed to many publications, including Americans in Paris, 1860–1900.

Mary Cassatt (1844–1926) settled in Paris in 1874. She was the only American artist invited to exhibit in the now celebrated Impressionist exhibitions of 1878–81 and 1886. “I accepted with joy,” she recalled, “I took leave of conventional art. I began to live.”

As well as being a skillful painter, Cassatt was a gifted printmaker. Mary Cassatt: Prints presents a pristine selection of her prints from the collection of The National Gallery, Canada. Cassatt was a friend and collaborator of fellow Impressionist Edgar Degas, and, like him, she often depicted the day-to-day lives of women—with seamstresses, confiding in companions, and caring for children. In the early 1890s, Cassatt was also inspired by Japanese woodblock prints and as a result, she infused many of her works with striking Asian forms and patterns that were refreshing and technically innovative.

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Product Code 1018493
ISBN 9781857093124
author Kathleen Adler
B&W illustrations 3
colour illustrations 21
format Paperback
pages 32
published Jun 2006
publisher National Gallery Company
Dimensions 24 X 16 X 0.4 cm

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