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Mary Cassatt
(1844 - 1926)

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1844 Born 22 May in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania
1861 Enrols in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
1865 Travels to Europe where she remains for four years, travelling and studying in Paris, Rome, and Madrid
1866 Studies under Charles Chaplin in Paris
1868 First painting accepted by the Paris Salon, A Mandolin Player
1871 Studies at the Academy Raimondi in Parma
1877 Settles in Paris, meets Degas
1879 Participates in the Impressionist exhibition of this year
1880 Participates in the Impressionist exhibition of this year
1881 Participates in the Impressionist exhibition of this year
1886 Participates in the Impressionist exhibition of this year
1890 Attends exhibition of Japanese prints in Paris
1893 Commissioned to paint a mural for the Womens Building in the Chicago World's Exposition - the theme was "Modern Woman"
1893 First solo show, at Durand-Ruel's
1904 Accepted into the Legion of Honour
1910 Accepted as a member of the National Academy of Design in New York
1911 Diagnosed with diabetes, rheumatism, neuralgia, and cataracts
1914 Awarded of a gold metal at the Pennsylvania Academy of Art
1914 Loss of sight forces her to retire from painting
1915 Helps organise an exhibition of pictures by Old Masters and Degas, in addition to her own works, to benefit woman suffrage
1926 Dies 14 June, Château de Beaufresne, near Paris
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