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
The Gross Clinic, 1875 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Gross Clinic, 1875
Retrospection - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Retrospection
Starting Out After Rail - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Starting Out After Rail
The Biglin Brothers Racing - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Biglin Brothers Racing
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)
The Gross Clinic (detail) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Gross Clinic (detail)
The Biglin Brothers Turning the Stake - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Biglin Brothers Turning the Stake
Cowboys in the Badlands - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Cowboys in the Badlands
Baseball Players Practicing - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Baseball Players Practicing
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...

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