Cassatt, Mary

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Name
Cassatt, Mary Gender: F
Mary Stevenson Cassatt
born on 22 May 1844 at 23:55 (= 11:55 PM )
Place Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 40n26, 80w0
Timezone LMT m80w0 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 02°07' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 07°02 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 11°52'



Mary Cassatt

Biography

American artist of the Impressionist school, famous for warm and affectionate mother-and-child studies done in a bright and original manner. A master of the tender touch, her portrayals of gentle kisses are serene and voluptuous.

In 1866, at 21, Cassatt fled her well-bred and affluent Pennsylvania family to paint and study painting in Paris. A stipend from her parents only enhanced her determination to focus exclusively on painting. She traveled the French countryside, painting peasants and local people, rejecting the fashionable trends in painting and disregarding the tyranny of the Paris Salon. After some taste of success, along with a measure of criticism, Cassatt returned to Pennsylvania to live. Finding no satisfaction in her homeland, she returned to Europe, this time to Italy, where her career and her reputation were established.

A wealthy spinster, her life was focused on art. Biographers conclude that the closest she came to a lasting romance was her friendship with Degas, who had an influence on her painting. Nonetheless, she loved children, and often used her brother's children as models.

An invalid in her later years, she was almost blind after 1910. She died 6/14/1926, Le Mesniel-Theribus, France.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

Events

  • Family : Change residence 1866 (Left home to study art in France, age 21)
  • Health : Medical diagnosis 1910 (Became blind)

Source Notes

LMR quotes her dad's family record given in an article in Vogue 2/15/l954.

Biography: Nancy Mowll Mathews, "Mary Cassatt, A Life," Villard, 1994.

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Eyes (Vision loss after 1910)
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged (Affluent family)
  • Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances (Brother)
  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Inheritance (Enough to live on and travel)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 82)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection

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