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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 Actress - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Actress
Mother (or Annie Williams Gandy) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Mother (or Annie Williams Gandy)
The Meadows, Gloucester - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Meadows, Gloucester
Drawing the Seine - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Drawing the Seine
Dr. Thomas H. Fenton - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Dr. Thomas H. Fenton
John McClure Hamilton - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
John McClure Hamilton
Spinning, 1881 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Spinning, 1881
The Art Student (or Portrait of James Wright) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Art Student (or Portrait of James Wright)
Addie (Portrait of Mary Adeline Williams) 1909 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Addie (Portrait of Mary Adeline Williams) 1909
Frank Jay St. John - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Frank Jay St. John
Young Girl Meditating (study) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Young Girl Meditating (study)
Pushing for Rail - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Pushing for Rail
Shad Fishing at Gloucester on the Delaware River 2 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Shad Fishing at Gloucester on the Delaware River 2
Street Scene in Seville - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Street Scene in Seville
Dr John H. Brinton - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Dr John H. Brinton
Oarsmen on the Schuylkill - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Oarsmen on the Schuylkill
Portrait of Maud Cook - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Maud Cook
Portrait of Professor Henry A. Rowland - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Professor Henry A. Rowland
Portrait of Amelia C Van Buren - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Amelia C Van Buren
Portrait of William H. MacDowell - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of William H. MacDowell
Max Schmitt in a Single Scull (sketch) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Max Schmitt in a Single Scull (sketch)
Mrs. Gilbert Perker - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Mrs. Gilbert Perker
Portrait of Charles Percival Buck - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Charles Percival Buck
Will Schuster und ein Schwarzer auf Rallenjagd - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Will Schuster und ein Schwarzer auf Rallenjagd
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