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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 Spinner - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Spinner
Portrait of Dr. William Thompson - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Dr. William Thompson
Portrait of Lucy Langdon Williams Wilson - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Lucy Langdon Williams Wilson
Portrait of Asburyh W. Lee - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Asburyh W. Lee
Portrait of Charles Linford, the Artist - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Charles Linford, the Artist
Portrait of Mrs. Hubbard (sketch) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Mrs. Hubbard (sketch)
The Dean's Roll Call 1899 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Dean's Roll Call 1899
Portrait of Harrison S. Morris - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Harrison S. Morris
Portrait of William H. MacDowell (unfinished) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of William H. MacDowell (unfinished)
Portrait of Frank MacDowell, c.1886 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Frank MacDowell, c.1886
Portrait of Mrs. James W. Crowell - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Mrs. James W. Crowell
Portrait of Mary Adeline Williams - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Mary Adeline Williams
Mrs Mary Arthur 1900 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Mrs Mary Arthur 1900
Ernest Lee Parker - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Ernest Lee Parker
Portrait of Sarah Ward Brinton - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Sarah Ward Brinton
Group of Sketches Eakins' Father, Table with Oranges - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Group of Sketches Eakins' Father, Table with Oranges
In Grandmother's Time - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
In Grandmother's Time
Four Studies For The Fairman Rogers Four-In-Hand - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Four Studies For The Fairman Rogers Four-In-Hand
Starting Out after Rail 2 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Starting Out after Rail 2
Portrait of Miss Emily Sartain, Study - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Miss Emily Sartain, Study
Portrait of Douglass Morgan Hall - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Douglass Morgan Hall
Susan MacDowell Eakins - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Susan MacDowell Eakins
A Study of an Old Man - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
A Study of an Old Man
James MacAlister (Sketch) 1895 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
James MacAlister (Sketch) 1895
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