Cassatt, Mary

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Cassatt, Mary [(kuh-sat)]

An American painter of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She spent most of her artistic career in France, in close association with the impressionists (see impressionism), particularly Edgar Degas. She is best known for her pictures of mothers and children.

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