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Characters á Mary Cassatt 107 Ü Mary Cassatt was a headstrong determined girl She wanted to be an artist in 1860 a time when proper girls certainly weren't artists It wasn't polite But Mary herself wasn't polite She pursued art with a passion moving to Paris to study painting what she saw Her work was rejected by the Salon judges time and time again ORis to study painting what she saw Her work was rejected by the Salon judges time and time again One day the great painter Edgar Degas invited her to join him and his group of independent artists those who flouted the rules. A wonderful gift for the young girl you know who has determined that she will be as an artist I learned that Mary was from Pennsylvania and began her art education at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Later she convinced her parents to send her to Paris to study with the master of the era She caught the eye of Degas and he shepherded artistic endeavors Fortunately Mary is an artist who helped all American artists and particularly women artists to be taken seriously by the leading critics Delightful illustrations make this an absorbing read and treasure I need to find an adult biography on Mary Cassatt

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And painted as they pleased the Impressionists Mary was on her wayI began to live said Mary Today her paintings hang in museums around the world and she is recognized as one of the most celebrated female artists of all tim. Although the concept has so much potential and the use of impressionist art to tell the story makes for nice illustrations the story telling falls short in terms of engaging children My 5 yr old who loves all kinds of books got boredIt’s a pity because I was hoping for a good introduction to Mary Cassatt and her work

Summary Mary Cassatt

Mary CassattMary Cassatt was a headstrong determined girl She wanted to be an artist in 1860 a time when proper girls certainly weren't artists It wasn't polite But Mary herself wasn't polite She pursued art with a passion moving to Pa. In 1860 girls did not become artists but Mary knew exactly what she wanted to do She enrolled in art school and then moved abroad despite her father’s protests She copied the masters in The Louvre and lingered outside gallery windows Art judges disliked her style but she found herself welcomed to the group of independent artists by Degas himself Soon she was painting exactly the way she liked and capturing life around her in her artHerkert tells the story of Mary Cassatt’s life with such poetic brevity Her brief lines add to the energetic feel of the book capturing the tremendous focus and passion of Cassatt herself with their tone Herkert says things simply as they were and are She states frankly the expectations of women in that time period the way that the art institutions rejected Cassatt and the place the Cassatt found support and her own voiceThe illustrations by Swiatkowska pay homage to Cassatt’s own work Done in a variety of media with gouache watercolors acrylics enamel and tempera the illustrations have a richness that has a vintage feel about it and focuses on capturing the society that Cassatt lived in and moments in her lifeA beautiful nugget of a picture book biography this is an inspiring look at a woman who refused to be defined by society and instead lived a life all her own Appropriate for ages 7 9