As a member of the artist’s group known as the Impressionists, Mary Stevenson Cassatt was a preeminent painter and graphic artist who forged a new image of the “modern” woman and molded American appreciation of art. Cassatt’s iconic works were contemplative portraits, especially of women and children engaged in contemporary activities.
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Women in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection Volume One: Precolonial North America To The Early Republic – Dr. Peg A. Lamphier And Dr. Rosanne Welch, Editors
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