|Baby at Play, 1876, Thomas Eakins. The artist was not "into" photography when this portrait was painted, though at times, he probably wished for a photo from which to work.|
|Preliminary study for The Swimming Hole. Eakins|
used none of the figures here in his final work (below).
|The Swimming Hole, ca. 1883-85, Thomas Eakins|
|From child prodigy, to art student, to working artist, and |
controversial art instructor, Thomas Eakins received the
recognition he richly deserved only after his death in 1916.
|Singing a Pathetic Song, |
|A May Morning in the Park, 1879-80, Thomas Eakins|
|Portrait of Amelia C. Van Buren, 1886-90, Thomas Eakins|
|Amelia Van Buren with her cat, |
photo by Thomas Eakins
|The Artist’s Wife and His Setter|
Dog, Ca. 1885, Thomas Eakins
|The Wrestlers, 1899, Thomas Eakins|
|Thomas Eakins Carrying a Woman, 1885 photo, the kind|
of thing that got him fired from his teaching position. In the
1880s it was acceptable (barely), to paint nudes but quite another matter to photograph them.
|The Dancing Lesson, Thomas Eakins|
|Cowboy Singing, Thomas Eakins|
|The Crucifixion, Thomas Eakins|