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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Portrait of Alice Kurtz 1903 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Alice Kurtz 1903
Portrait of Clara J. Mather - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Clara J. Mather
Miss Lucy Lewis - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Miss Lucy Lewis
Between Rounds - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Between Rounds
Portrait of Henry Ossawa Tanner - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Henry Ossawa Tanner
The Dancing Lesson - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Dancing Lesson
John Biglin in a Single Scull I - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
John Biglin in a Single Scull I
Max Schmitt in a Single Scull, 1871 (detail-2) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Max Schmitt in a Single Scull, 1871 (detail-2)
The Oboe Player (or Portrait of Benjamin Sharp) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Oboe Player (or Portrait of Benjamin Sharp)
Female Nude - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Female Nude
Maybelle - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Maybelle
In the Studio (unfinished) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
In the Studio (unfinished)

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