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Mary Cassatt   Meet Mary Cassatt: an American Artist

Learn about Mary Cassatt’s childhood growing up in a wealthy  family in Pennsylvania and her early desires to become a professional artist. Hear of the obstacles she had to overcome. Discover her determination as she moved to Paris where she studied the master artists of her day. See samples of her artwork and follow her life’s journey as she pursued her dream in becoming the artist she always wanted to be.


“I just saw your presentation of Mary Cassatt last night at the Schaumburg Library. You were wonderful! Just knowing that Mary followed her dreams and actually was privileged to know Degas, Monet, Manet, and many of the Impressionists is remarkable! I have always loved her work, and you made the history of her accomplishments all come to life … I have always enjoyed your portrayals in the past and look forward to seeing you in the future.”

—Judy Stewart, audience member, Schaumburg Library, Schaumburg, IL

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