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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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The Cello Player - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Cello Player
Starting Out After Rail - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Starting Out After Rail
The Swimming hole, 1885 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Swimming hole, 1885
The Gross Clinic, 1875 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Gross Clinic, 1875
Baseball Players Practicing - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Baseball Players Practicing
The Pair-Oared Scull - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Pair-Oared Scull
The Biglin Brothers Turning the Stake - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Biglin Brothers Turning the Stake
An Actress (or Portrait of Suzanne Santje) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
An Actress (or Portrait of Suzanne Santje)
Portrait of Mrs. Kern Dodge (Helen Peterson Greene) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Mrs. Kern Dodge (Helen Peterson Greene)
Study of a Standing Nude Woman - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Study of a Standing Nude Woman
The Biglin Brothers Racing - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Biglin Brothers Racing
Portrait of Susan Macdowell Eakins (The Wife of the... - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Susan Macdowell Eakins (The Wife of the...
The Crucifixion - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Crucifixion
Cowboys in the Badlands - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Cowboys in the Badlands
Salutat - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Salutat
The Gross Clinic (detail) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Gross Clinic (detail)
A May Morning in the Park (The Fairman Rogers Four... - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
A May Morning in the Park (The Fairman Rogers Four...
William Rush Carving his Allegorical Figure of the... - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
William Rush Carving his Allegorical Figure of the...
The Fairman Rogers Four-in Hand - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Fairman Rogers Four-in Hand
The Pathetic Song 1881 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Pathetic Song 1881
Baby at Play 1876 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Baby at Play 1876
Cowboy Singing - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Cowboy Singing
The Thinker - Portrait of Louis N. Kenton - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Thinker - Portrait of Louis N. Kenton
Kathrin 1872 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Kathrin 1872
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