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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In the Studio (unfinished) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins -
In the Studio (unfinished)
Max Schmitt in a Single Scull, 1871 (detail-1) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins -
Max Schmitt in a Single Scull, 1871 (detail-1)
Female Nude - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins -
Female Nude
Margaret in Skating Costume - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins -
Margaret in Skating Costume
The Zither Player - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins -
The Zither Player
The Coral Necklace, 1904 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins -
The Coral Necklace, 1904
Drifting - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins -
Music - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins -
Mother (or Annie Williams Gandy) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins -
Mother (or Annie Williams Gandy)
Portrait of Henry Ossawa Tanner - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins -
Portrait of Henry Ossawa Tanner
Letitia Wilson Jordan, 1888 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins -
Letitia Wilson Jordan, 1888
Addie (Portrait of Mary Adeline Williams) 1909 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins -
Addie (Portrait of Mary Adeline Williams) 1909

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