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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Oarsmen on the Schuylkill - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Oarsmen on the Schuylkill
Young Girl Meditating (study) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Young Girl Meditating (study)
Clara (Clara J. Mather) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Clara (Clara J. Mather)
Elizabeth Crowell with a Dog - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Elizabeth Crowell with a Dog
Young Girl Meditating - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Young Girl Meditating
Portrait Of Amy Mary Cowper - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait Of Amy Mary Cowper
Portrait of William B. Kurtz - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of William B. Kurtz
Homespun - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Homespun
The Writing Master - Portrait of the Artist's Father - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Writing Master - Portrait of the Artist's Father
Franklin Schenck - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Franklin Schenck
Max Schmitt in a Single Scull (sketch) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Max Schmitt in a Single Scull (sketch)
Dr John H. Brinton - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Dr John H. Brinton

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