Mary Cassatt, modern woman

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Art Institute of Chicago in association with H.N. Abrams, 1998 - Art - 376 pages
Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) holds a unique place in the history of art. One of the few women artists to succeed professionally in her era, she was the only American invited to exhibit with the French Impressionists. This handsome volume, richly illustrated with paintings, prints, and pastels spanning Cassatt's entire career, accompanies a major traveling exhibition that opens at The Art Institute of Chicago in October 1998.

Essays trace Cassatt's development from her early influences through her critical role in bringing Old Master and Impressionist art to the United States. The superb colorplates clearly demonstrate why Cassatt is considered one of North America's most important artists.

Supplementary works by Cassatt's contemporaries are reproduced along with numerous photographs and the first complete list of exhibitions in which Cassatt participated in her lifetime. The exhibition travels to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

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Modern study of Mary Cassatt has been largely, although not entirely, based upon the faultless work of Adelyn Breeskin, Frederick Sweet, and Nancy Mowll Mathews. Now the eight contributors to this ... Read full review

Contents

Lenders
7
Foreword James N Wood
9
Acknowledgments
10
Introduction Judith A Barter
13
The United States France Italy and Spain 186073
21
Themes Sources and the Modern Woman Judith A Barter
45
Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas George T M Shackelford
109
How Mary Cassatt Became an American Artist Kevin Sharp
145
A Study of Her Methods and Materials
213
Harriet K Stratis
224
Plates
227
Checklist Kevin Sharp and Jonathan Stuhlman
315
Chronology Wendy Bellion
328
Lifetime Exhibition History Kevin Sharp
356
Bibliography Jonathan Stuhlman
363
Index
374

Mary Cassatt and Art Collecting in the United States
177
Erica E Hirshler
208
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About the author (1998)

Judith A. Barter is curator of American Art, Ghenete Zelleke is curator of European Decorative Arts, and Martha Tedeschi is curator of Prints and Drawings, all at the Art Institute of Chicago. Debra Mancoff teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Douglas Nickel is director of the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson.

She is John Moors Cabot curator of American painting at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She is the author of Dennis Miller Bunker & a contributor to The Bostonians.

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