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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Singing a Pathetic Song - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Singing a Pathetic Song
Study of a Standing Nude Woman - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Study of a Standing Nude Woman
The Crucifixion - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Crucifixion
The Pathetic Song 1881 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Pathetic Song 1881
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...
Salutat - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Salutat
The Fairman Rogers Four-in Hand - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Fairman Rogers Four-in Hand
The Thinker - Portrait of Louis N. Kenton - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Thinker - Portrait of Louis N. Kenton
The Pair-Oared Scull - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Pair-Oared Scull
Cowboy Singing - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Cowboy Singing
Baby at Play 1876 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Baby at Play 1876
Antiquated Music (or Portrait of Sarah Sagehorn Frishmuth) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Antiquated Music (or Portrait of Sarah Sagehorn Frishmuth)

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