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Mary Cassatt

The Art - and Artists - of Letter Writing

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 08.15.2016 | Home
Nina Sankovitch

A gorgeous new book, Pen to Paper: Artists Handwritten Letters, edited by Smithsonian curator of manuscripts Mary Savig, underscores not only the arti...

Painting She-roes

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 02.17.2017 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

There I was with a glass of wine in one hand and a paint brush in the other. As I created a real painting on the canvas, I marveled as I thought this was a talent I did not possess.

13 People Who Are Definitely Reading Books, Not Just Posing For A Painting

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.21.2015 | Arts

"Am I conveying just how intensely I love books? More eyeball, maybe? How 'bout now?" "Quick, everyone, the painter's here. Read feverishly!" "Judy,...

Artistic Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 03.02.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Cassatt focused on the private and social lives of women and children, often painting mothers and their children together.

Keystone State She-roes

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 01.10.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

My travel last week took me to Pennsylvania, The Keystone State. Many strong and accomplished women are affiliated with this state that was one of the 13 original colonies

A Most Exquisite Exhibit: Degas/Cassatt at the National Gallery

Christian Josi | Posted 07.07.2014 | Arts
Christian Josi

I managed to score a preview and an interview with Kimberly Jones, who serves as associate curator for the Department of French Paintings and who, along with senior conservator of paintings Ann Hoenigswald, took this wonderful, historic concept and made it into an exquisite reality.

The Mother's Day Image That Says It All

Gabrielle Burton | Posted 07.06.2014 | Women
Gabrielle Burton

There are countless images celebrating motherhood from just about anything by Mary Cassatt to those adorable polar bear cubs snuggling with Momma Bear...

Take a Mary Cassatt Birthday Quiz!

Posted 05.22.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of American artist and early feminist Mary Cassatt. The long time friend of Edgar Degas and influential member of the Impression...

Books: David McCullough's Latest Tackles Americans in Paris

Michael Giltz | Posted 07.25.2011 | Home
Michael Giltz

In his new book, David McCullough looks at the many artists, scientists, people of medicine and thinkers who made the voyage back across the Atlantic to find inspiration and knowledge in the City of Lights from roughly 1830 to the end of the century.

Reyne Gauge: Important Private Art Collection Goes up for Bid

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

Childe Hassam, Royal Palms, Cuba, oil on canvas, 1895, 25 by 31 inches, est. $300,000-$600,000. John W. Coker Auctions image In the world of collecti...

Normandy: Rare Prints Exhibited at Caen

Denise Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Denise Dennis

If you read my earlier post, "Normandy: Birthplace of Impressionism Celebrated this Summer" you know that the entire Normandy region of France is pay...

Ten Tremendous Women Who Never Married

Samara O'Shea | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samara O'Shea

The following women serve as a sweet reminder that you don't need anyone but yourself to live an incredible life and have people remember you long after you're gone.