'The Child's Bath' by Mary Cassatt, influenced by Japanese wood block prints. 1893. At the time she created this painting, the high vantage point, tight cropping of the forms, and bold outline were all unconventional artistic devices.
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. Her paintings have sold for as much as 2.9 million.
Mary Cassatt (1844-1926). Young Mother In the Garden. Cassatt was instrumental in bringing the works of the Impressionist movement to America. She was a close friend of Degas and exhibited alongside in 1879. Cassatt principally painted children and scenes of motherhood with simplicity, energetic brushwork, and glowing colors.