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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.

Thomas Cowperthwaite Eakins

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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 artwork.

After graduating from the local Central High School in Philadelphia with honors in mathematic  ...  Displaying 750 of 10201 characters.

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About  Thomas Cowperthwaite Eakins

Born:  1844 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died:   1916 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Known for:  Figure, genre, portrait and marine painting, teaching