Mary Cassatt: American Impressionist (1999)

Genres - Children's/Family, History, Visual Arts  |   Sub-Genres - Biography  |   Run Time - 55 min.  |  
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The six-part made-for-television Artists' Specials Series is an entertaining and educational collection of children's films. Programs focus on a significant segment of a famous artist's life. Biographical information is mixed with fiction to create compelling stories reflecting turning points in the lives of revered art world figures. In Mary Cassatt: American Impressionist, children are introduced to one of the country's foremost printmakers and women artists. The story revolves around a visit from Cassatt's brother and his three rowdy children just days prior to an important Paris exhibition, and a meeting with painter Edgar Degas. Other videos in the series include Degas and the Dancer, Rembrandt: Fathers and Sons, and Monet: Shadow and Light. The highly acclaimed series is designed for youngsters age eight and older.

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artist, Impressionism, painting