Cassatt, A. J. (Alexander Johnston), 1839-1906
type Collector
dates 1839-1906
city Philadelphia
statePA
other citiesHaversford, PA;
gender M
history Alexander J. Cassatt was a collector and businessman who served as the president and vice president of the Pennsylvania Railroad (vice president, 1880-1882, and president, 1899-1906).

His sister, Mary Cassatt (1844-1926), was an impressionist painter art consultant. She assisted Alexander in his art and decorative art purchases.

Cassatt owned and lent work by, among others, James Abbott McNeill Whistler.


decades1880-1890
1890-1900
1900-1910
updated 09/12/2019 15:30:56
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Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Selections from Alexander Johnston Cassatt's letterbook index, [ca. 1894-1903]. see details...
Hagley Museum and Library
Manuscripts & Archives Dept.
Research notes for Conquering Gotham, 2001-2006. see details...

see alsoCassatt, Mary, 1844-1926