from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Eakins, Thomas 1844-1916. American painter known for highly realistic works, such as Max Schmitt in a Single Scull (1871).


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  • Thereafter the narrative unfolds in a series of galleries tracing the major phases, themes and figures of American art: the Revolution, the Hudson River School, Western art, Homer and Eakins, and the like, concluding with the early 20th-century Ashcan School of urban realists.

    Opening the Book of American Art

  • Beck confronts Eakins' Victorian moral-aesthetic with the rigors of his minimalist-conceptual artistic practice.

    Bill Bush: Too Many Openings, Too Little Time: This Artweek.LA (February 14-20)

  • Beck restaged Eakins' original tableaux using models from his own social circle, then composited them into the original photographic settings.

    Bill Bush: Too Many Openings, Too Little Time: This Artweek.LA (February 14-20)

  • Beck matches Eakins' models limb for limb, but allows anachronistic elements wristbands, hairstyles to reveal his digital overlay on top of the "original."

    Bill Bush: Too Many Openings, Too Little Time: This Artweek.LA (February 14-20)

  • Elegant portraits, verdant landscapes, and lush still-lifes were popular, and such artists as John Singer Sargent, James Abbott McNeill Whistler and Thomas Eakins obliged.

    American Portraits of Hard Times

  • Soon after capturing Kindred Spirits, Walton, in partnership with the National Gallery of Art, was poised to acquire Thomas Eakins' masterpiece The Gross Clinic from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia for $68 million.

    Walton-backed museum sends ripples across USA

  • Four months later, Walton bought the city's second-most important painting: Portrait of Professor Benjamin H. Rand, also by Eakins, for a reported $20 million.

    Walton-backed museum sends ripples across USA

  • In the next gallery suite, walls painted deep red hold portraits and genre paintings: Works by Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer and Mary Cassatt stand out, but portraits by the lesser-known Dennis Miller Bunker and Gari Melchers hold their own.

    An Uneven Span Across Time

  • "The Artist Revealed: A Panorama of Great Artist Portraits" displays a strength, because by tradition each member donates a work to the academy and many gave portraits—including Thomas Eakins, whose only fully realized self-portrait will be on view.

    The Academic Dilemma

  • The move caused a furor among art lovers in Philadelphia, though, and a consortium of local museums eventually raised enough funds to keep the Eakins.

    Record Gift: $800 Million


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