This image is the cover for the book Cassatt


This monograph of American artist Mary Cassatt’s work celebrates fifty stunning portraits of mothers with their children in everyday life.

Mary Cassatt’s tender and profound paintings redefined portraiture and broke down barriers for women in art—both as artists and as subjects. This collection focuses on Cassatt’s insightful portrayal of women and children living their everyday lives. Fifty magnificent images cover the scope of Cassatt’s work, from her early interest in Japanese woodblocks all the way to her exploration of Modernist techniques. Two essays contextualize her as a pioneering female artist and as the American face of Impressionist painting.

• Captures the love between mothers and children

• A luminous, robust, and timely celebration of an artist with a unique legacy

Fans of The Private Lives of the Impressionists, In Montmartre, and Mary Cassatt: An American Impressionist in Paris will love this book.</

Judith A. Barter, Sue Roe

Judith A. Barter is the Field-McCormick chair and curator of American art emerita at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Sue Roe is the author of The Private Lives of the Impressionists and other books. She lives in Brighton, England.

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