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Self Portrait, 1902 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins
Self portrait

Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins July 25, 1844 - June 25, 1916) was a realist painter, photographer, sculptor, and fine arts educator. He is widely acknowledged to be one of the most important artists in American art history.

For the length of his professional career, from the early 1870s until his health began to fail some forty years later, Eakins worked exactingly from life, choosing as his subject the people of his hometown of Philadelphia. He painted several hundred portraits, usually of friends, family members, or prominent people in the arts, sciences, medicine, and clergy. Taken en masse, the portraits offer an overview of the intellectual life of Philadelphia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; individually, they are incisive depictions of thinking persons. As well, Eakins produced a number of large paintings which brought the portrait out of the drawing room and into the offices, streets, parks, rivers, arenas, and surgical amphitheaters of his city. These active outdoor venues allowed him to paint the subject which most inspired him: the nude or lightly clad figure in motion. In the process he could model the forms of the body in full sunlight, and create images of deep space utilizing his studies in perspective.

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Monsignor Diomede Falconia - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Monsignor Diomede Falconia
The Wrestlers - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Wrestlers
Three Female Nudes, c.1883 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Three Female Nudes, c.1883
Arcadia - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Arcadia
The Artist's Wife and his Setter Dog (Susan Macdowell... - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Artist's Wife and his Setter Dog (Susan Macdowell...
Lillie - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Lillie
In the mid-time - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
In the mid-time
Taking the Count - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Taking the Count
Mending the Net - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Mending the Net
Shad Fishing at Gloucester on the Delaware River - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Shad Fishing at Gloucester on the Delaware River
Elizabeth at the Piano 1875 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Elizabeth at the Piano 1875
William Rush (1756-1833) carving his Allegorical Figure... - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
William Rush (1756-1833) carving his Allegorical Figure...
Max Schmitt in a Single Scull, 1871 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Max Schmitt in a Single Scull, 1871
The Oarsmen (or The Schreiber Brothers) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Oarsmen (or The Schreiber Brothers)
The Agnew Clinic - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Agnew Clinic
John Biglin in a Single Scull - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
John Biglin in a Single Scull
Self Portrait, 1902 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Self Portrait, 1902
Swimming - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Swimming
Miss Amelia C. Van Buren, ca. 1890 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Miss Amelia C. Van Buren, ca. 1890
William Rush's Model - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
William Rush's Model
Wallace Posing - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Wallace Posing
The Chess Players - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Chess Players
Sailboats Racing on the Delaware - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Sailboats Racing on the Delaware
Retrospection - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Retrospection
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