Enjoy our Counted Cross Stitch and Counted Needlepoint Charts Patterns inspired by the works of Mary Cassatt.
Mary Stevenson Cassatt,1844 – 1926, was an American painter and printmaker. She lived much of her adult life in France, where she first befriended Edgar Degas and later exhibited among the Impressionists. Cassatt often created images of the social and private lives of women, with particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children. She was described by Gustave Geffroy in 1894 as one of "les trois grandes dames" of Impressionism alongside Marie Bracquemond and Berthe Morisot. Cassatt had an interest in the qualities of everyday life, focusing on the domestic and the intimate rather than the social and the urban, with a special emphasis on the mother and child theme. She lived in France for the rest of her life.