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The Essential: Mary Cassatt

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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

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Hardcover, 112 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Harry N. Abrams
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Sep 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
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Feb 14, 2013 rated it it was ok
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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Georgette Gouveia is the author of “The Penalty for Holding” (Less Than Three Press), a 2018 Lambda Literary Awards finalist, and “Water Music” (Greenleaf Book Group). They’re the first two novels in her series, “The Games Men Play,” which is also the name of the sports/culture blog she writes at A 2018 Folio Women in Media Award winner, Gouveia is the editor in chief of WAG, ...more
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