May 22, 1844: Mary Cassatt is born.

Born in Pennsylvania, this ”grande dame” of Impressionism moved to Paris in her early twenties to hone her artistic talents. In the 1870s, she was invited by Edgar Degas to display her works at an Impressionist exhibition. In joining this group, she befriended Degas himself, as well as Berthe Morisot, another prominent female Impressionist. She ultimately participated in four Impressionist exhibitions, although her paintings differed from those of many of her colleagues in subject matter. Many of her paintings were portraits, especially of women and their children. By the mid-1880s, Cassatt had begun to drift away from strict Impressionism (which itself was overshadowed by the dawn of the 20th century by other more avant-garde movements like Cubism). While she was not well-known in her native country, France did not forget her artistic contributions - she was awarded the Legion d’honneur in 1904. 

  1. gentildonnadifortuna reblogged this from unhistorical
  2. filipinoanimelover reblogged this from unhistorical
  3. simplylive1 reblogged this from unhistorical
  4. kandinskyandmonet reblogged this from unhistorical
  5. hedonisticparadise reblogged this from unhistorical
  6. compilationoflovelies reblogged this from caravaggista
  7. le-temps-des-cerises reblogged this from unhistorical
  8. xxreiofsunshinexx reblogged this from zuppadivetro
  9. poeticasvisuais reblogged this from caravaggista and added:
    Mary Cassatt
  10. plunkablepalette reblogged this from unhistorical
  11. unkemptkarma reblogged this from thediaryofanerdykid
  12. tapasytapas reblogged this from urbanduckgardener
  13. artandillustration reblogged this from unhistorical
  14. ae-nomad reblogged this from unhistorical
  15. 1001nightsofsnowfall reblogged this from brinytassie
  16. woollymuffler reblogged this from wim-visscher
  17. selene reblogged this from wim-visscher
  18. wim-visscher reblogged this from toomuchart
  19. impressionnismes reblogged this from toomuchart
  20. brinytassie reblogged this from rowedowntheriver
  21. ladybonerforvangogh reblogged this from toomuchart
  22. but-guys-its-science reblogged this from rowedowntheriver
  23. skypeople reblogged this from unhistorical