Mary Cassatt

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Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) was an American impressionist painter who lived most of her life in France. She focussed on capturing women at their daily tasks in oils, pastels, and prints, and produced many innovative representations of mothers and children. Cassatt was hugely influential in encouraging the exhibition and collection of impressionist art in the United States.

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  • 1844 - 1926
    Life of the American impressionist painter Mary Cassatt.
  • 22 May 1844
    The impressionist painter Mary Cassatt is born in Allegheny City (now Pittsburgh).
  • 1865
    The impressionist painter Mary Cassatt moves to Paris.
  • 1874
    Mary Cassatt's 'During the Carnival' is accepted by the Paris Salon.
  • 1877
    The Paris Salon rejects a submission by Mary Cassatt who now explores alternative ways to exhibit her art.
  • 1879
    Mary Cassatt participates in the Fourth Impressionist Exhibition in Paris.
  • 1879
    Mary Cassatt paints her 'Woman with a Pearl Necklace in a Loge'.
  • 1880
    Mary Cassatt pariticiaptes in the Fifth Impressionist Exhibition in Paris.
  • 1881
    Mary Cassatt participates in the Sixth Impressionist Exhibition in Paris.
  • 1886
    Mary Cassatt participates in the Eighth Impressionist Exhibition in Paris.
  • c. 1890
    Mary Cassatt creates her celebrated pastel on paper, 'Mother and Child'.
  • 1891
    The art dealer Durand-Ruel organises a solo exhibition in Paris for Mary Cassatt.
  • 1893
    The art dealer Durand-Ruel organises a second and even bigger solo exhibition in Paris for Mary Cassatt.
  • 1894
    Mary Cassatt makes her home at Château de Beaufresne in Le Mesnil-Théribus in northern France.
  • 1895
    The art dealer Durand-Ruel organises a solo exhibition in New York for Mary Cassatt.
  • 14 Jun 1926
    The impressionist painter Mary Cassatt dies in Paris.
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