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EAKINS, Thomas Cowperthwaite (1844 - 1916), Painter, sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
EAKINS, Thomas Cowperthwaite (1844 - 1916), Painter, sculptor

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 25 July 1844, in Philadelphia; died 25 June 1916, in Philadelphia.

Painter, sculptor. Nudes, portraits, genre scenes, sporting subjects.


Thomas Eakins’ father was a writing master in Philadelphia. Between 1861and 1866 he enrolled in a drawing course at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and at the same time followed a course in anatomy at the

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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