Art: Cassatt

When a celebrated painter dies, the newspaper obituaries—necessarily circumspect—seldom make mention of that painter's relatives or relationships. The first are apt to be unimportant; the latter, bizarre. But when Mary Cassatt died last week in Paris, notices were full of the careers of the other Philadelphia Cassatts—of her brothers, the late Alexander J., one-time President of the Pennsylvania Railroad, of J. Gardner, head of a banking house. Miss Cassatt was born in Pittsburgh in 1855. She was a "U. S. artist" only by courtesy. Her visits to her country were infrequent...

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