Mary Cassatt's Relationships Between Mother And Children

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Born in May 22, 1844 - June 14, 1929, Mary Cassatt was an American painter and printmaker she lived much of her adult life in France where she befriended Edgar Degas. Mary would paint images of the relationships between mother and their children. Cassatt was born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, which is apart of Pittsburgh. Her father Robert Simpson Castt (later Cassatt) was a successful stockbroker and her mother Katherine Kelso Johnston, came from a banking family. The name Cassatt came from the cousin of the artists Robert Henri. Mary was one of seven children, two of them died in infancy. Her family moved eastward, first to Lancaster then to…show more content…
She would mothers and their children sit down in a chair and paint them caring, washing, and even feeding the children. That was how she was able to capture the true love of the relationships of mothers and their children. In one of her paintings Mary had painted a picture of two woman and a child in a little row boat called FEEDING THE DUCKS. She also painted a version of her mother reading a newspaper called LE FIGARO. When her father died she was so sad and depressed that she tore up one of the paintings of her father that she painted when she was little, when her father was still young. When she finally started to accept her father’s death she began to show her work in New York galleries, where she long time best friend Edgar Degas bought many of her paintings to always keep her in his memory, because he knew that this would be the last time that he would be able see her, and her art work. The 1890s was her most creative time because she saw her world in a whole new light and wanted to capture it in her new paintings. She still didn 't move away for the mother and child love that she always drew, now the paintings were more vibrant with color and had more light and dark form the light of the
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