Mary Cassatt : An American Impressionist in Paris
Acclaimed and beloved for her paintings of women and children in intimate, informal settings, Mary Cassatt (1844–1926) was the only American artist to exhibit with the French Impressionists in Paris. This handsome book accompanies an exhibition of Mary Cassatt's works at the Musée Jacquemart-André in Paris during spring 2018 - the first major retrospective of her work for more than a hundred years.
Edited by a pre-eminent Cassatt scholar, this volume brings together more than sixty important works that span the entirety of Cassatt’s career. Included here are works across all media in which Cassatt worked—oils, pastels, drawings, and prints—as well as numerous documentary sources that combine to convey a full and nuanced account of Cassatt as an American artist in Paris.
Some of these works, such as Little Girl in a Blue Armchair (1878) and Woman Bathing (1890–91) are familiar; others are from private collections and have been reproduced rarely, if ever.
With the help of various documentary sources, these artworks tell the tale of Cassatt as an American woman in Paris.
- Authors: Nancy Mowll Mathews, senior curator, Williams College and Pierre Curie, curator at the Musée Jacquemart-André
- Hardcover: 176 pages | 170 colour illustrations
- Date published: April 2018
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0300236521
- Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 24.1 cm