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Mary Cassatt: Reflections of Women's Lives

Mary Cassatt: Reflections of Women's Lives

ISBN: 9781556708527
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
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Mary Cassatt: Reflections of Women's Lives offers an intimate look into the world of women in the late nineteenth century. Using the paintings, prints, and pastels that Cassatt created throughout her career, this book explores the main facets of feminine life: solitary, social, public, and intimate.-- Published in conjunction with a major 1998 retrospective that opens at the Art Institute in Chicago in September and travels to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the National Gallery in Washington, D.C.-- Cassatt herself emerges not just as a chronicler of nineteenth-century women's lives, but as the inhabitant of an extraordinary life that took her from a traditional upbringing to a level of professional achievement unprecedented for a woman of her time.-- Quotations from contemporary authors such as Henry James, and Edith Wharton enliven the text and add further insight into Cassatt's life and work.

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