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Thomas Eakins  American  1844 -1916
Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States 
Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States 
Studied: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 1862 -
Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris 1866-1870
Instructors: Jean Leon Gerome 
Leon Joseph Florentin Bonnat 
Exhibited: Eakins' One-Man Show, Earles' Gallery 1896
Metropolitan Museum of Art 1917-1918
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 1917-1918
Examples of Work: Cleveland Museum of Art 
Fort Worth Museum, Texas 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 
Philadelphia Museum of Art 
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts 
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 
Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia 
Specialty: Painter
Style/School: Realism
Subjects Known For: Figural
Memberships: National Academy of Design ANA 1902; NA 1902
Teaching Positions: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 1873 - 1886
Philadelphia Art Students' League 
Art Students League, New York City 
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Eakins is regarded as one of America's greatest painters. In his time, Eakins was frequently at the center of artistic controversy. His determined championship of science and scientific observation did not sit we... (More)

Thomas Eakins was born in 1844. He studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In addition to his artistic studies, he pursued anatomy at the Jefferson Medical School. Eakins is one of America's best Realist artists, specifying in portraiture and f... (More)

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