Mary Cassatt (1844–1926) was a prominent American Impressionist painter and printmaker. Though she was born in the United States, she lived and worked for most of her life in France, where she became friends with Berthe Morisot, Edgar Degas, and other members of the Impressionist circle. Having previously experienced difficulty showing her work as a woman artist, she found more success with the Impressionists and worked closely with Degas to experiment and hone her style. She’s known for her paintings of women and mothers with their children.