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Mary Cassatt : Impressionist Painter
by Lois Harris and Mary Cassatt


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Mary Cassatt knew from a young age that she wanted to make her living as an artist. She persuaded her parents to send her to the prestigious Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts at age fifteen, and by age twenty, she had moved abroad to begin her painting career.  Read more...


 
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More About Mary Cassatt by Lois Harris; Mary Cassatt
 
 
 
Overview

Mary Cassatt knew from a young age that she wanted to make her living as an artist. She persuaded her parents to send her to the prestigious Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts at age fifteen, and by age twenty, she had moved abroad to begin her painting career. After several years of study and success, she found her rightful place among the Impressionists, becoming their first and only female American member.

Illustrated with Cassatt's own work and that of other influential Impressionists, as well as photographs of the artist, this
book offers children a glimpse at life during the late 1800s and showcases the colorful vivaciousness of Cassatt's work. Her beloved portraits of mothers and children are highlighted here, but the book also includes lesser-known work that
shows Cassatt's range of talent. Children will enjoy seeing the warm and loving images of others their age relaxing with pets, enjoying the outdoors, and being held by caring adults.

Inspiring for all children, but especially appropriate for those with artistic interests, this book shows how one girl's
lifelong dream to become an artist came true due to an independent spirit, determination, and commitment to her craft. Just as Mary Cassatt was an inspiration to many young artists who moved to Paris to fulfill their dreams, so may this book be a catalyst for young readers to follow their heart and mind towards their creative goals.


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781589804524
  • ISBN-10: 158980452X
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company
  • Publish Date: September 2007
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 8.7 x 11.28 x 0.32 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.83 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Art
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Art - Painting
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Art - History

 
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