Nathalia Brodskaya. Cassatt
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Photograph of Mary Cassatt
1844: Birth of Mary Stevenson Cassatt near Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. She is a daughter of a wealthy businessman. Before she is 10 years old, she visits numerous European capitals.
1874: Anonymous Society of Painters, Sculptors, Printmakers, etc. exhibition, which is the first Impressionism show, takes place in Nadar’s studio, 35 boulevard des Capucines. Cassatt, abroad, misses this event.
1877: Degas invites her to exhibit with the Impressionists. She also advises Louisine Havemeyer in buying Degas and other impressionists’ paintings.