E. John Bullard has been Director of the New
Orleans Museum of Art since 1973. Prior to this, he served at the
National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., first as a Museum
Curator, then as Assistant to the Director, and finally as Curator
of Special Projects. While at the National Gallery, Mr. Bullard
organized several major exhibitions, including the 1970 exhibition
of Mary Cassatt, on which this book is substantially based. Mr.
Bullard received his undergraduate and Master's degrees in art
history from the University of California, Los Angeles. Before
coming to Washington, he served as an Assistant Curator at the J.
Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, California. Mr. Bullard is the author of
two other books: Edgar Degas and John Sloan
1871-1951. He also writes articles for such magazines as
American Artist and the Smithsonian Magazine.