VINTAGE CAT ART: GIRL HOLDING CAT is a portrait of a girl & her pet kitty cat, made in 1908 by the famous American Impressionist painter Mary Cassatt. It's possibly a portrait of Mary Cassatt's niece Sara, since it resembles her previous artworks featuring her niece. (See the pet art image "Sara & Pet Dog" & judge for yourself: http://www.cafepress.com/petz/3276150 ).
MARY CASSATT (1861-1865) was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She studied at the PA Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, but felt stifled by the patronizing attitude of the male art instructors and the male students. She made up her mind to study on her own, and in 1966 she moved to Paris. And... the rest is, as they say... history!