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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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Cowboy Singing - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Cowboy Singing
Portrait of William B. Kurtz - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of William B. Kurtz
John Biglin in a Single Scull I - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
John Biglin in a Single Scull I
Maybelle - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Maybelle
Portrait of Douglas Morgan Hall 1889 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Douglas Morgan Hall 1889
Singing a Pathetic Song - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Singing a Pathetic Song
Between Rounds - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Between Rounds
Drifting - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Drifting
The Gross Clinic (detail) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Gross Clinic (detail)
Weda Cook - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Weda Cook
Carmelita Requena - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Carmelita Requena
Miss Lucy Lewis - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Miss Lucy Lewis
Max Schmitt in a Single Scull, 1871 (detail-2) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Max Schmitt in a Single Scull, 1871 (detail-2)
Music - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Music
Portrait of Walt Whitman 1887-88 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Walt Whitman 1887-88
Whistling for Plover, 1874 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Whistling for Plover, 1874
Portrait of Henry Ossawa Tanner - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Henry Ossawa Tanner
In the Studio (unfinished) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
In the Studio (unfinished)
A Street Scene in Seville - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
A Street Scene in Seville
The Dancing Lesson - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Dancing Lesson
The Thinker - Portrait of Louis N. Kenton - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Thinker - Portrait of Louis N. Kenton
Max Schmitt in a Single Scull, 1871 (detail-1) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Max Schmitt in a Single Scull, 1871 (detail-1)
Clara (Clara J. Mather) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Clara (Clara J. Mather)
Elizabeth Crowell with a Dog - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Elizabeth Crowell with a Dog
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