Little Girl in a Big Straw Hat and a Pinafore
The serious expression in this child’s face makes one wonder about the circumstances that led to her sadness. Was her playtime interrupted in order to pose for this portrait?
Young children were among Cassatt’s favorite subjects. Cassatt was skillful at capturing their natural attitudes.
Margot (Lefebvre) in Blue
– Cassatt painted many portraits of Margot wearing different costumes. If you like this one, you may want to look up the others.
– Although her family objected to her becoming a professional artist, Cassatt eventually became a role model for young American artists. She also inspired Canadian female artists who were members of the Beaver Hall Group.