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The Young Girls
Photo credit: Glasgow Museums

The Young Girls c.1885

Mary Cassatt (1844–1926)

Glasgow Museums

(b Allegheny City [now part of Pittsburgh], 22 May 1844; d Château de Beaufresne, Le Mesnil-Théribus, Oise, 14 June 1926). American painter and printmaker, active mainly in France, where she enjoyed a highly successful career (she came from a prosperous family but also made a good deal of money from her work). She settled in Paris in 1874 (following earlier studies there) and became friendly particularly with Degas.

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)

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