Thomas Eakins

American Realism Painter

A native of Philadelphia, Eakins had the great fortune of his father's encouragement. After studying at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, young Thomas found a studio waiting for him back at the family home. The success of early rowing and hunting scenes led him to submit the ambitious Gross Clinic to the Centennial exhibition in 1875. Though the piece was rejected and savaged by critics, Eakins' reputation soared and he landed a teaching position at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

He implemented a rigorous course of instruction at the Academy, but his insistence on nude models for anatomy studies ultimately saw him being forced to resign. Over the next 30 years, Eakins traveled, experimented with photography and painted the portraits for which he is best remembered. Less than two decades after his death, Eakins was recognized as one of the most important American painters to have ever worked - a distinction that holds to this day.

Important Works:
Max Schmitt in a Single Scull, 1871
The Gross Clinic, 1875
Miss Amelia van Buren, 1889-91
The Concert Singer, 1892
Portrait of Maud Cook, 1895

Birth: July 25, 1844, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Death: June 25, 1916, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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A May Morning in the Park

A May Morning in the Park


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A Street Scene in Seville

A Street Scene in Seville


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An Arcadian

An Arcadian


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Arcadia

Arcadia


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Baby at Play

Baby at Play


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Baseball Players Practicing

Baseball Players Practicing


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Between Rounds

Between Rounds


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Carmelita Requena

Carmelita Requena


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Clara J. Mather

Clara J. Mather


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Cowboy Singing

Cowboy Singing


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Cowboys in the Badlands

Cowboys in the Badlands


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Drawing the Seine

Drawing the Seine


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Drifting

Drifting


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Elizabeth at the Piano

Elizabeth at the Piano


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Elizabeth Crowell with a Dog

Elizabeth Crowell with a Dog


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Female Nude

Female Nude


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Home Ranch

Home Ranch


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Home Scene

Home Scene


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