Artist

Mary Cassatt

Nationality

American

Artist Dates

1844-1926

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Date of Work

1902

Medium

Drypoint

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Displayed

Location

UND Art Collections Gallery at the Empire Arts Center

Additional Information

Mary Cassatt was born near Pittsburg but left for Paris to study art. Because the École des Beaux-Arts refused to accept female students, she had to arrange for private instruction. Despite the hurdles that she encountered, Cassatt built an enormously successful career and became one of the leading Impressionists, exhibiting alongside Monet, Renoir, and Degas. She portrayed modern life from a female perspective, specializing in intimate scenes of mothers and daughters. Here, she represents an exuberant girl in an assertive pose, reflecting her long-standing support for women’s rights.

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