As part of the annual Julia Q. Keggi Lecture Series, which honors the legacy of women artists, the Mattatuck Museum located in Waterbury is pleased to host art historian and author Jay E. Cantor for a presentation about American Impressionist Mary Cassatt (1844–1926). Titled “A Thoroughly Modern Mary,” this presentation will explore the artistic journey of Mary Stevenson Cassatt, an American printmaker and painter who is widely known for her intimate depictions of mothers and children. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, March 23 at 11:00 a.m. and is $10 for Members and $12 for Non-Members.
Cantor is an independent fine art appraiser and a former vice-president with Christie’s Appraisals, Inc. in New York. He also directed the Mary Cassatt catalogue raisonné committee between 1989 and 2006. Cantor has authored numerous articles and essays about the history of American and French Impressionism, including “Renoir and Vollard: A Comfortable Intimacy,” Vollard is a Genius in His Line,” and “Mary Cassatt, Drawing on Drawing.” Cantor earned his B.A. in the History of Art from Cornell University and his M.A. from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture from the University of Delaware.
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