|Plot Summary of Mary Cassatt: A Life|
|"Impressionist painter Mary Cassatt was born in Western Pennsylvania but her family moved to Philadelphia when she was still very young. She studied painting and eventually settled in Paris where she found an atmosphere conducive to her art. In 1876 she was joined by the rest of her family including her elder sister Lydia who served as a model for many of her later paintings, until she died of Bright's Disease in 1882. Cassatt's paintings were very well recieved at exhibitions of Impressionism. She lived into the twenties.
Mowll's biography includes many prints of Cassatt's pictures."
Jack Goodstein, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Mary Cassatt: A Life|
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Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- Smarter than most other people
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- 19th century
- mostly 3rd
Book makes you feel?
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
- More 6-10 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 51%-75% of book
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