Thomas Cowperthwaite Eakins
(1844 - 1916)
Thomas Cowperthwaite Eakins was active/lived in Pennsylvania / France. Thomas Eakins is known for figure, genre, portrait and marine painting, teaching.
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Born in Philadelphia, Thomas Eakins was a portrait and genre painter
whom many regard as the father of modern realism in American Art.
Embodying many of the ideals of advances in science, industry, and
technology of his time, he was an avid student of science and anatomy,
resulting in collisions with the moral boundaries of the Victorian
era. In his quest for anatomical accuracy in his work, Eakins was
a pioneer in his use of photography in art making, and established a
tradition of portraiture that was distinctly American, his knowledge of
the human body allowing him to create a sense of naturalism in his
After graduating from the local Central High School in Philadelphia
with honors in mathematic
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