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Mary Cassatt "was radical in her artistic perceptions, experimental methods, and exceptional efforts with oils and pastels, as well as with her inventive printed compositions on paper, which stand as icons of art history.  As the critic Gustave Geffroy (1855-1926) wrote in 1893:  'Amid the paintings, pastels and engravings of Mary Cassatt, one will discover this sensation:  a very elegant taste for things, a sustained effort, a stubbornness in capturing a shape . . . as well as a unique grace and will.'"--Barbara Stern Shapiro in article "A notable collection of prints and drawings of Mary Cassatt" in The Magazine ANTIQUES of April 2008.