Mary Cassatt was born on May 22, 1844 in Pennsylvania. She was an impressionist painter and printmaker. Her work had a focus on the lives of women and their relationships with children.
Though raised in Pennsylvania, Cassatt traveled to Europe for an education. She studied with Edgar Degas. The two had studios near to one another, and they interacted frequently to give advice and to share experiences in their art. Cassatt posed for Degas, and Degas helped her to find models for her own paintings.
Below are shown In the Box, The Reader, Jules Being Dried by His Mother,
Miss Mary Ellison, and Woman with a Pearl Necklace in a Loge.