I Always Loved You
A Story of Mary Cassatt and Edgar DegasBook - 2014
Mary Cassatt never thought moving to Paris after the Civil War to be an artist was going to be easy, but when, after a decade of work, her submission to the Paris Salon is rejected, Mary's fierce determination wavers. Her father is begging her to return to Philadelphia to find a husband before it is too late, her sister Lydia is falling mysteriously ill, and worse, Mary is beginning to doubt herself. Then one evening a friend introduces her to Edgar Degas and her life changes forever. Years later she will learn that he had begged for the introduction, but in that moment their meeting seems a miracle. So begins the defining period of her life and the most tempestuous of relationships.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2014
Characteristics: 343 p. ; 24 cm
From Library Staff
This richly imagined tale of love between Edgar Degas and Mary Cassat is interwoven with that of Berthe Morisot and Edouard Manet, the 1877 Paris Salon, and the birth of Impressionism.