(b Philadelphia, PA, 25 July 1844; d
Philadelphia, 25 June 1916).
American painter, sculptor
and photographer. He was a portrait painter who chose
most of his sitters and represented them in powerful but
unflattering physical and psychological terms.
Although unsuccessful throughout much of his career,
since the 1930s he has been regarded as one
greatest American painters of his era.
Eakins's Students at the Site of "Tbe Swimming Hole," 1883.
Gelatin silver print. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian
Institution, Washington, D.C.
Thomas Eakins Carrying a Woman,
1885. Photograph, circle of Eakins
Double jump, 1885
History of a Jump, 1884-85. Gelatin silver print. Philadelphia Museum of
Art; gift of George Bregler.
Amelia Van Buren with a Cat, c. 1891.
Platinum print. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Boxing in atelier
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