Mary Cassatt always wanted to be an artist. But to reach her goal, she had to overcome many barriers. At the time Mary lived, people frowned on girls from wealthy families having a career. After much travel, study, and hard work, she won over her parents and the critics. Today Mary Cassatt’s “impressionist” paintings hang in the most prestigious museums and collections throughout the world. The Mary Cassatt doll is dressed in a dress and bonnet similar to what she wore in one of her self portraits. She comes with a little basket that she might have carried food or art supplies in and a paint set and artist pad for you to use, along with her 104 page biography and a fun and educational activity pack.