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Mary Cassatt

Data de nascimento: 22. Maio 1844
Data de falecimento: 14. Junho 1926

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Mary Cassat foi uma pintora dos Estados Unidos. É considerada uma grande pintora impressionista. Está enterrada no jazigo da família, em Le Mesnil-Théribus.

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„I used to go and flatten my nose against that window and absorb all I could of his [Degas'] art. It changed my life. I saw art then as I wanted to see it.“

—  Mary Cassatt
Quote, c. 1875; as cited by Nancy Mowll Mathews, in Mary Cassatt: A Life, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1998, p. 114 - ISBN 978-0-585-36794-1 Cassatt admired Edgar Degas, whose pastels had made a powerful impression on her when she encountered them in an art dealer's window in Paris, 1875

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„.. we [the Impressionists ] are carrying on a despairing fight & need all our forces.“

—  Mary Cassatt
Quote c. 1879; as cited by Nancy Mowll Mathews, in Mary Cassatt: A Life, Villard Books, New York, 1994, p. 118 - ISBN 978-0-394-58497-3

„.. crushed by the strength of this Art [the old Egyptian art]... I fought against it but it conquered, it is surely the greatest Art the past has left us.... how are my feeble hands to ever paint the effect on me.“

—  Mary Cassatt
Quote of Cassatt, after her trip to Egypt, 1910; as cited by Nancy Mowll Mathews, in Mary Cassatt: A Life, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1998, p. 291 - ISBN 978-0-585-36794-1

„O how wild I am to get to work, my fingers farely itch & my eyes water to see a fine picture again.“

—  Mary Cassatt
quoted by Nancy Mowll Mathews, in Mary Cassatt: A Life, Villard Books, New York, 1994, p. 76 - ISBN 978-0-394-58497-3 Quote, c. 1871 - shortly after the archbishop of Pittsburgh commissioned Mary Cassatt to paint two copies of paintings by Correggio in Parma, Italy