Name

Thomas Eakins

Career

Arts/Writing

Occupation 1

Painter

Identifier

Philadelphia

Region

NA/Mid-Atlantic region

Era

Age of Steam and Steel (1866-1920)

Born

1844

Died

1916

Source

ANB

Text

Artist and teacher�

[Eakins painted several] outdoor sporting pictures� of favorite activities, including rowing on the Schuylkill River, sailing on the Delaware, and hunting reed birds in the South Philadelphia or New Jersey marshes� Eakins's images of athletes and sportsmen always appear to be founded on conviction and thorough study. For example, Max Schmitt in a Single Scull (1871, Metropolitan Museum of Art) is both a portrait of one of Eakins's high school classmates and a charming slice-of-life image of a champion sculler resting on his oars after a vigorous practice session. The painting also includes a self-portrait of the artist, equally absorbed in his rowing in the middleground�

Related Images

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Image Id: 904

external image head6_thomas_eakins_1902.jpg

Image Id: 1127
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Image Id: 1170
external image art6_max_schmit_scull_1880.jpg
Image Id: 1193
external image startingoutafterrail_eakins.jpg
Image Id: 1830
external image sailboatsracingondelaware_eakins.jpg
Image Id: 1831

Related People

Edmundson, Will

Related Source

Thomas Eakins -- The Rowing Pictures (1996)

Record ID: 487