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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Max Schmitt in a Single Scull, 1871 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Max Schmitt in a Single Scull, 1871
The Agnew Clinic - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Agnew Clinic
William Rush (1756-1833) carving his Allegorical Figure... - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
William Rush (1756-1833) carving his Allegorical Figure...
Self Portrait, 1902 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Self Portrait, 1902
The Chess Players - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Chess Players
Swimming - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Swimming
John Biglin in a Single Scull - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
John Biglin in a Single Scull
William Rush's Model - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
William Rush's Model
Miss Amelia C. Van Buren, ca. 1890 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Miss Amelia C. Van Buren, ca. 1890
Sailboats Racing on the Delaware - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Sailboats Racing on the Delaware
The Swimming hole, 1885 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Swimming hole, 1885
Wallace Posing - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Wallace Posing

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