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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 Thinker - Portrait of Louis N. Kenton - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Thinker - Portrait of Louis N. Kenton
Study of a Girl's Head 1868-69 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Study of a Girl's Head 1868-69
Maud Cook - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Maud Cook
Antiquated Music (or Portrait of Sarah Sagehorn Frishmuth) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Antiquated Music (or Portrait of Sarah Sagehorn Frishmuth)
Home Ranch - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Home Ranch
Portrait of Douglas Morgan Hall 1889 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Douglas Morgan Hall 1889
Whistling for Plover, 1874 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Whistling for Plover, 1874
Singing a Pathetic Song - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Singing a Pathetic Song
The Courtship - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Courtship
Weda Cook - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Weda Cook
Female Nude - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Female Nude
John Biglin in a Single Scull I - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
John Biglin in a Single Scull I
Drifting - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Drifting
Maybelle - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Maybelle
Between Rounds - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Between Rounds
Portrait of William B. Kurtz - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of William B. Kurtz
Portrait of Henry Ossawa Tanner - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Henry Ossawa Tanner
William Rush and his Model - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
William Rush and his Model
The Old Fashioned Dress-Portrait of Miss Helen Parker - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Old Fashioned Dress-Portrait of Miss Helen Parker
Max Schmitt in a Single Scull, 1871 (detail-2) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Max Schmitt in a Single Scull, 1871 (detail-2)
Miss Lucy Lewis - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Miss Lucy Lewis
In the Studio (unfinished) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
In the Studio (unfinished)
The Dancing Lesson - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Dancing Lesson
Portrait of Walt Whitman 1887-88 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Walt Whitman 1887-88
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