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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 Pathetic Song 1881 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Pathetic Song 1881
Portrait of Alice Kurtz 1903 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Alice Kurtz 1903
A Street Scene in Seville - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
A Street Scene in Seville
The Coral Necklace, 1904 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Coral Necklace, 1904
Max Schmitt in a Single Scull, 1871 (detail-1) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Max Schmitt in a Single Scull, 1871 (detail-1)
Elizabeth Crowell with a Dog - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Elizabeth Crowell with a Dog
An Arcadian - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
An Arcadian
Margaret in Skating Costume - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Margaret in Skating Costume
Clara (Clara J. Mather) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Clara (Clara J. Mather)
Homespun - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Homespun
Young Girl Meditating - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Young Girl Meditating
Portrait of Clara J. Mather - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Clara J. Mather
Dr. Horatio C. Wood, 1886 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Dr. Horatio C. Wood, 1886
Portrait of Sebastiano Cardinal Martinelli - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Sebastiano Cardinal Martinelli
Sailing - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Sailing
Letitia Wilson Jordan, 1888 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Letitia Wilson Jordan, 1888
Taking up the Net - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Taking up the Net
Home Scene (The Sisters of the Artist) 1870-71 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Home Scene (The Sisters of the Artist) 1870-71
Franklin Schenck - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Franklin Schenck
Portrait of Samuel Murray - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Samuel Murray
The Old Fashioned Dress-Portrait of Miss Helen Parker - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Old Fashioned Dress-Portrait of Miss Helen Parker
The Writing Master - Portrait of the Artist's Father - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Writing Master - Portrait of the Artist's Father
Portrait of William H. MacDowell I - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of William H. MacDowell I
Mending the Net, 1882 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Mending the Net, 1882
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