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Lot 1120: Mary Cassatt "Les Coquelicots" Painting

Est: $800 USD - $1,600 USDSold:
Morgan AuctionsMay 12, 2024Egg Harbor Township, NJ, US

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Description

Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) was an American Impressionist painter known for her significant contributions to the Impressionist movement and her focus on depicting the lives of women, particularly the bond between mothers and children. Here are some key points about Mary Cassatt and her work:1. **Early Life and Education:** Mary Cassatt was born on May 22, 1844, in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania (now part of Pittsburgh). She came from a well-to-do family and began her artistic studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.2. **Move to Europe:** In pursuit of furthering her artistic education and career, Cassatt moved to Europe. She studied in various European cities, including Paris, where she would spend much of her life.3. **Friendship with Degas:** Cassatt formed a close friendship with the French Impressionist painter Edgar Degas, who greatly influenced her work. Degas introduced her to the Impressionist circle, and she became the only American to exhibit with the Impressionists in Paris.4. **Impressionist Style:** Cassatt's style evolved to align with Impressionism, characterized by the use of vibrant colors, loose brushwork, and the exploration of the effects of light and atmosphere. She often depicted everyday scenes, focusing on domestic life.5. **Focus on Motherhood:** A significant portion of Cassatt's work is dedicated to the theme of motherhood and the intimate relationship between mothers and their children. Her paintings of mothers and children are celebrated for their tenderness and emotional depth.6. **Influence of Japanese Prints:** Cassatt was influenced by Japanese woodblock prints, particularly in her use of bold compositions, flat areas of color, and unconventional perspectives.7. **Exhibition Success:** Cassatt's work received acclaim at various exhibitions, including the Impressionist exhibitions in Paris. Her paintings were recognized for their unique portrayal of women's lives and domestic scenes.8. **Printmaking:** In addition to painting, Cassatt was an accomplished printmaker, creating numerous etchings and drypoints. Her printmaking work also often centered on themes of motherhood and family life.9. **Later Career:** In her later career, Cassatt continued to paint and exhibit her works in the United States. She also became an advocate for the purchase and collection of Impressionist art by American museums and collectors.10. **Legacy:** Mary Cassatt's contribution to the Impressionist movement and her portrayal of women's lives have earned her a lasting place in the history of art. Her work is admired for its innovative style and its celebration of everyday moments.11. **Passing:** Mary Cassatt passed away on June 14, 1926, in Château de Beaufresne, France, where she had spent much of her later life. Her legacy as an accomplished Impressionist artist and champion of women's roles in art endures.Mary Cassatt's ability to capture the beauty of ordinary life and the emotional connections between mothers and children set her apart as a unique figure in the Impressionist movement. Her work continues to resonate with audiences for its emotional depth and portrayal of intimate moments.
Measures 48 x 60.
Sold "after' Cassatt.
Oil on canvas.

Artist or Maker

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Morgan Auctions May Sale

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Morgan Auctions
May 12, 2024, 10:00 AM EST

2547 Fire Road Suite B2, Egg Harbor Township, NJ, 08234, US

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