Mary Cassatt (1844-1912) was an American Impressionist painter and print maker. She is well known for depicting ordinary family life. Her favorite theme was the special relationship between mother and child. It allows the viewer to have a glimpse into an intimate part of the subject's private world. It can be a great starting point for the introduction of one's children to Fine Arts. They can easily relate to the subject matter and one could readily begin an interesting conversation about the difference in the life of children today and in the 19th Century.