This spring, the Jacquemart-andré Museum in Paris, holds a major retrospective devoted to Mary Cassatt (1844 – 1926). During her lifetime she was recognized as the greatest artist in the USA and held in France for more than sixty years. It was noticed by Edgar Degas at the Salon of 1874, and subsequently Cassatt was the only American who exhibited with the Impressionists in Paris.
Monographic exhibition "Mary Cassatt, an American in Paris impressionistka" allows visitors to rediscover her creativity, thanks to the fifty major works, including paintings, pastels, drawings and engravings. They are supplemented by various documents, which more fully reveal her modernist views.
The exhibits retrospectives presented such major American museums as the national gallery of art in Washington, Metropolitan Museum of art in new York, the Museum of fine arts in Boston, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Terra Foundation in Chicago. Part of the significant works borrowed from the musée d'orsay, the Petit Palais, fine arts Museum of Bilbao, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon and bührle Foundation in Zurich. Many of the paintings were provided by private collectors. Some artworks are publicly exhibited for the first time.