Mary Cassatt

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Woman at Her Toilette, 1875-80, Art Institute of Chicago

There is nothing new about creative women being slighted by male-dominated institutions. But in recent decades, there developed a tendency to exaggera(...)

Mary Cassatt: critics have compared her Little Girl in a Blue Armchair to Balthus’s controversial Thérèse Dreaming. Photograph courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

In her native United States Mary Cassatt is a well-known and much-loved painter. But in France, where Cassatt spent more than three-quarters of her lo(...)