Mary Cassatt : An American Impressionist

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The Life of Mary Cassatt: An American Impressionist Mary Stevenson Cassatt was born on May 22, 1844 in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania. She came from a rather large family who moved quite frequently. Mary loved to draw and no matter the location or where she lived, she would always find the time to draw. It wasn’t very long until she was interested in more than just drawing. As soon as she discovered that there were more objects, such as canvas and cloth for oil painting, to work with, she decided to try painting. Painting was just the beginning for Mary and soon after had the dream of one day settling in Europe where she would become a painter for a living. Not only was Mary very stubborn, she was also very determined to make her dream a successful reality.
Mary Cassatt was a sister to four. She had three older brothers whose names were Alexander, Gardner, and Robert, who went by Robbie and who she was the closest to. Her sister’s name was Lydia. Mary’s father was Robert Cassatt, a successful businessman, and was married to Mary’s mother Katherine. Unlike Robert’s father Denis, Robert was very lucky and since he was very successful as a banker and a stockbroker, he made an excellent living for his family. This allowed them to not only move a lot, but also travel the world. Eventually, Robert moved his family to Europe. They settled in Paris, France, and when they got there, Mary saw that there was plenty of things and activities to do. Paris was very different from
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