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Heather | 8541 comments "___________was born to a comfortably upper-middle-class family: ___ father was a successful stockbroker, and ___ mother belonged to a prosperous banking family.

________________lived in France and Germany giving the young ___________ an early exposure to European arts and culture.

At the age of 21 ___ moved to Paris and studied with Jean-Léon Gérôme. After a brief time in the United States, ___was frustrated by a lack of artistic resources and opportunities, and set out again for Paris....___ also traveled to Spain, Italy, and Holland, where ___ familiarized ________with the work of such artists as Diego Velázquez, Peter Paul Rubens, and Antonio da Correggio.

_______ family frequently served as models for ___ work which included many images of contemporary women at the theater and the opera, in gardens and parlors.

___ continued to specialize in scenes of women in domestic interiors, with an emphasis on quickly captured moments of contemporary life, and ___ expanded ___ technique from oil painting and drawing to pastels and printmaking. Japanese art had been very popular in Paris and _________ incorporated its visual devices into ___ own work.
_______________ was particularly well known for ___sensitive depictions of mothers and children. These works, like all ___portrayals of women, may have achieved such popular success for a specific reason: they filled a societal need to idealize women's domestic roles at a time when many women were, in fact, beginning to take an interest in voting rights, dress reform, higher education, and social equality. Yet _______________'s depictions...contained layers of meaning.

__________ suffered from failing health and deteriorating eyesight.

____________was recognized for ___ cultural contributions by the French government, which awarded ___ the order of Chevalier of the Legion d'honneur.

_______________'s ... worked in a variety of media throughout ___ career. This versatility helped to establish ___ professional success...

___ material was occasionally dismissed as quintessentially "feminine," yet most critics realized that ___ brought considerable technical skill and psychological insight to ___ subject matter.

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message 2: by Connie (new)

Connie G (connie_g) | 386 comments Mary Cassatt?

message 3: by Heather (new)

Heather | 8541 comments You got it, Connie!

message 4: by Connie (new)

Connie G (connie_g) | 386 comments I love her mother and child paintings, Heather.

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