The Graphic Art of Mary Cassatt - The Cooper Union Museum

  • 13123
  • Mary Cassatt
  • 19.75” x 25.5”
  •  1967
  • $400
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  • The Graphic Art of Mary Cassatt was a traveling exhibition organized by the Museum of Graphic Art, New York. This poster advertises the exhibition at The Cooper Union Museum in New York featuring the informal and unfiltered depiction of a woman washing her face.
    The Cooper Union Museum now known as the Cooper Hewitt Museum was founded in 1896. It fell under the wing of the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, which during the 19th century was a private college commonly referred to as The Cooper Institute. Today, the Cooper Hewitt museum is a design museum devoted to historical and contemporary design with its collections exploring 240 years of design aesthetic and creativity (Wikipedia).
    Mary Stevenson Cassatt (1844 1926) was a leading American impressionist painter, printmaker and important figure in the realm of Art history. Cassatt began studying painting at age 15 at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, continuing her education in the arts throughout the years of the Civil War. Unhappy with the pace of her education at the Academy of Fine Arts, Cassatt ended her studies and in 1866, moved to Paris where she experienced artistic freedom, success and a blossoming friendship with Edgar Degas.
    While many of her Impressionist peers focused wholly on landscapes and street scenes, Mary Cassatt became famous for her portraits. Her portraits were unconventional in their honest nature, often depicting women in everyday life, especially mothers and their children.
    This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster has been printed on heavyweight paper and is in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all our posters.