American printmaker and painter Mary Cassatt is known for her contributions to the impressionism movement and her later works depicting mothers and children. She also is known for her outspoken distaste of Fauvism and Cu... More » Art & Literature Fine Art Painting

English writer Mary Wollstonecraft was born in London, England, on April 27, 1759, and died on September 10, 1797; she traveled through Europe during her life, eventually returning to the city of her birth, and earned a ... More »

Mary Shelley published her most famous novel, "Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus," in 1815. Shelley was only 21 years old when "Frankenstein" was published, and it was a huge success upon its release. More » Art & Literature Literature Classics

Piet Mondrian was a Dutch artist known for non-representational paintings that consisted of colored blocks bordered by thick, black lines. He was born Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan in the Dutch city of Amersfoort in 1872. More »

In his early adolescence, Paul Cezanne made a conscious decision, along with his friend Emile Zola, to pursue success as an artist in Paris. At the behest of his father, Cezanne studied law at the same time as art. As an... More » Art & Literature Fine Art Painting

Edgar Degas was born in 1834 and is known for his paintings and sculptures of ballet dancers. He used many different types of media such as oil paint, pastel, pencil and sculpture. More »

The Roman Catholic Church, and a few other Christian communities, teaches that Mary remained a virgin before, during and after the birth of Jesus, and that she and Joseph has no children together. Many Christian communit... More »