Mary Cassatt: Extraordinary Impressionist Painter

By HERKERT, Barbara

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ISBN
9781627790161
Publisher
Holt Christy Ottaviano Bks.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2015  |  Elementary

Gr 3–5—Art with a capital A leaps from every page of this gorgeous picture book biography, but in the end, readers are left with a muddled view of Mary Cassatt. Combining gouache, watercolors, acrylics, enamel, and tempera, Swiatkowska presents a visually arresting view of the artist's life. Most of the illustrations are spreads with thickly layered backgrounds. Small splashes of bright colors or textures let images stand out from muted backdrops. The black and gray scenes of Cassatt's childhood give way to lighter tones for the ones that take pl...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on October 1, 2015

Mary Cassatt (1844–1926) was unconventional right from the beginning: "When Mary was a girl in Pennsylvania, she knew she'd be an artist one day. In 1860, proper girls weren't artists. They had polite hobbies—flower arranging, needlepoint. Not Mary." Her determination to be an artist despite social norms serves her well in Paris, where women were not allowed to attend the École des Beaux-Arts; she teaches herself by co...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Mary Cassatt (1844–1926) was unconventional: "When Mary was a girl in Pennsylvania, she knew she'd be an artist one day." Her dete...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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