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Paintings by Thomas Eakins

Thomas Eakins (July 25, 1844 – June 25, 1916) - American realist painter, photographer, and sculptor, born in Philadelphia, a pioneer in the field of photography. He was one of the first artists to use photography as a tool for studying the human form and movement. He took photographs of his students and used them as references for his paintings, drawings, and sculptures. Eakins is best known for his portraits, figure paintings, and illustrations of sporting events, particularly rowing. He died in 1916.

Thomas Eakins (1844–1916) was America's greatest realist, who dedicated his career to representing the human figure in oil and watercolor, sculpture, and photography. His style renounced idealized and romantic depictions and advocated instead for meticulous investigation of the human form and the natural world. He embraced photography from its beginning as a tool to prepare his compositions, and his bold and resolute paintings would greatly influence the next generation of American Realists known as the Ashcan School.

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Philadelphia Museum of Art
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