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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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Homespun - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Homespun
Dr. Horatio C. Wood, 1886 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Dr. Horatio C. Wood, 1886
An Arcadian - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
An Arcadian
The Coral Necklace, 1904 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Coral Necklace, 1904
William Rush and his Model - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
William Rush and his Model
Portrait of Alice Kurtz 1903 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Alice Kurtz 1903
Margaret in Skating Costume - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Margaret in Skating Costume
Portrait of Clara J. Mather - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Clara J. Mather
Portrait of Sebastiano Cardinal Martinelli - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Sebastiano Cardinal Martinelli
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
Sailing - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Sailing
Antiquated Music (or Portrait of Sarah Sagehorn Frishmuth) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Antiquated Music (or Portrait of Sarah Sagehorn Frishmuth)
Franklin Schenck - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Franklin Schenck
Portrait of Samuel Murray - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Samuel Murray
Letitia Wilson Jordan, 1888 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Letitia Wilson Jordan, 1888
Mending the Net, 1882 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Mending the Net, 1882
The Zither Player - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Zither Player
The Actress - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Actress
Portrait of William H. MacDowell I - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of William H. MacDowell I
Mother (or Annie Williams Gandy) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Mother (or Annie Williams Gandy)
The Writing Master - Portrait of the Artist's Father - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Writing Master - Portrait of the Artist's Father
Drawing the Seine - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Drawing the Seine
John McClure Hamilton - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
John McClure Hamilton
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