Mary Cassatt

Mary Cassatt was an American Impressionist painter and printmaker who lived from 1844 to 1926. She is famous for portraits of the social and private lives of women, focusing specifically on the relationship between a mother and child. Later in her life, she sponsored young, American artists and became an art advisor for many major art collectors.

Mary Cassatt - The Child's Bath
The Child's Bath, Mary Cassatt, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Mary Cassatt

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  • Mary Cassatt handout (linked below)
  • something to draw with


  1. Check out some of Mary Cassatt’s work here.
  2. Color in the handout, which is an outline of one of Cassatt’s famous paintings called “The Child’s Bath.” To keep with Mary Cassatt’s style, use warm and pastel colors which are best achieved with colored pencils or crayons.
  3. On the back of the handout, draw your own scene of a mother and child.