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The Essential: Mary Cassatt

3.57 of 5 stars 3.57  ·  rating details  ·  7 ratings  ·  3 reviews
For readers who are short on time, long on curiosity, and turned off by art-world jargon, Abrams presents a series of hip, entertaining books on artists and pop culture.* A fascinating account of the artist's life and work

* Fresh anecdotes, both professional and personal

* Concise sidebars on major players and cultural and social movements that shaped the artist's work

* Sup
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Harry N. Abrams
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Love this little read! It is obvious that the author, Gouveia Georgette, is an admirer of this great artist. An American born of wealthy parents, she becomes attached to the French impressionists - one of two women accepted into the group. Like many, my recollections about Cassatt bring images of women and children. Georgette quickly dispels that one! Cassatt's first success was with genre paintings which show people doing something rather than sitting for a portrait. The first was 'The Mandolin ...more
Gina Gwen
Down and dirty quick facts about Mary Cassatt. I found a couple misspellings which I was kind of surprised about since it's such a short book. But it's a decent intro to an interesting American painter.
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