Mary Cassatt honed her craft by copying masterpieces at the Louvre. Some of Mary Cassatt’s paintings were lost in the Great Chicago Fire. Mary Cassatt, woman with a Fan, c. 1878-1879 National Gallery of Art // Public DomainCassatt longed to return to Europe. Mary Cassatt, La Toilette, c. 1891-1892 Brooklyn Museum // Public DomainIn 1910, when she was 66 years old, Cassatt traveled to Egypt with her brother Gardner and his family. When she could no longer paint, Mary Cassatt advocated for women’s suffrage.