Sunday, June 14, 2009

On June 14

On this day in …
1926, Mary Cassatt (left), American Impressionist painter and printmaker, died at Château de Beaufresne, near Paris. (photo credit) She is known for her images of the social and private lives of women, with particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children. Cassatt studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. In 1874, after traveling in Europe, she settled in Paris and had a work accepted at the Salon. In 1877, she made the acquaintance of Edgar Degas, who would become a colleague and mentor to her. Throughout her life she supported the Impressionist movement, and helped it gain popularity in the United States. Cassatt's career and legacy were reviewed here by IntLawGrrl guest/alumna Judith Weingarten.
1907, Norway (flag at right) granted some women the right to vote in parliament, as well as the right to stand for elections in Norway. In 1901, the country had granted municipal suffrage to some women who met certain wealth requirements. In 1907, full parliamentary suffrage was granted to the 300,000 women who already had municipal suffrage. In 1910, municipal suffrage was made universal. In 1913, general suffrage for women was granted in Norway. (photo credit)

(Prior June 14 posts are here and here.)

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