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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John McClure Hamilton - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
John McClure Hamilton
Mending the Net, 1882 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Mending the Net, 1882
Mrs Mary Arthur 1900 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Mrs Mary Arthur 1900
Portrait of Maud Cook - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Maud Cook
Dr. Horatio C. Wood, 1886 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Dr. Horatio C. Wood, 1886
The Art Student (or Portrait of James Wright) - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Art Student (or Portrait of James Wright)
Taking up the Net - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Taking up the Net
Sailing - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Sailing
Portrait of Walt Whitman 1887-88 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Walt Whitman 1887-88
Portrait of Professor Henry A. Rowland - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
Portrait of Professor Henry A. Rowland
In Grandmother's Time - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
In Grandmother's Time
The Dean's Roll Call 1899 - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins - www.thomaseakins.org
The Dean's Roll Call 1899

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