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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
The Courtship - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Courtship
Singing a Pathetic Song - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Singing a Pathetic Song
Portrait of Douglas Morgan Hall 1889 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Douglas Morgan Hall 1889
Weda Cook - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Weda Cook
Whistling for Plover, 1874 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Whistling for Plover, 1874
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
Maybelle - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Maybelle
Portrait of William B. Kurtz - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of William B. Kurtz
Drifting - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Drifting
Between Rounds - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Between Rounds
Antiquated Music (or Portrait of Sarah Sagehorn Frishmuth) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Antiquated Music (or Portrait of Sarah Sagehorn Frishmuth)
The Thinker - Portrait of Louis N. Kenton - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Thinker - Portrait of Louis N. Kenton
William Rush and his Model - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
William Rush and his Model
Miss Lucy Lewis - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Miss Lucy Lewis
Portrait of Henry Ossawa Tanner - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Henry Ossawa Tanner
Max Schmitt in a Single Scull, 1871 (detail-2) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Max Schmitt in a Single Scull, 1871 (detail-2)
Carmelita Requena - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Carmelita Requena
The Zither Player - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Zither Player
Portrait of Walt Whitman 1887-88 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Walt Whitman 1887-88
In the Studio (unfinished) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
In the Studio (unfinished)
Music - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Music
The Dancing Lesson - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Dancing Lesson
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