Thomas Eakins

Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins

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Thomas Eakins was a notable American painter from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. - AsNotedIn


Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1844/07/25 Caroline Cowperthwait Eakins, the wife of Benjamin Eakins, a writing master, gives birth to their first child, Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins, at 4 Carrollton Square in Philadelphia. Born Thomas Eakins's Birthday
1857/00/00 The Eakins family moves into a new home built for them on Mount Vernon Street in a new middle-class neighborhood at the edge of the Philadelphia's urban center. Home Thomas Eakins House Philadelphia, PA
1866/09/00 A well-trained draftsman, Thomas Eakins travels to Paris to study to become an artist. Although, he has never tried painting, Eakins studies with Jean-Leon Gerome at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Education Palais des Etudes, Ecole des Beaux-Arts Paris
1869/00/00 Eakins studies in the private atelier of portrait painter Leon Bonnat. Bonnat encourages Eakins to go to Spain to see Spanish paintings. Education Thomas Eakins' Spanish Sojourn
1869/12/00 Let us ever divide things up so as to get as strong a start as possible. This is the way I think The Tapestry Weaver was painted, the finest piece of painting I have ever seen. - Thomas Eakins' notebook Education The Spinners, or the Fable of Arachne (painting) Museo del Prado, Madrid Madrid Thomas Eakins' Spanish Sojourn
1869/12/00 In Titian's picture the 'rain' on Danae and the thigh of the female show cracking in the light areas, but the shadows, which are very dark and strongly colored, do not show any at all... - Thomas Eakins' notebook Education Danae and the Shower of Gold (painting) Museo del Prado, Madrid Madrid Thomas Eakins' Spanish Sojourn
1870/01/00 After, Thomas Eakins spends the winter in Seville, Spain. Vacation Seville, ES-AN Andalusia, ES Thomas Eakins' Spanish Sojourn
1870/07/04 Thomas Eakins returns home to Mount Vernon Street. Life Thomas Eakins House Philadelphia, PA
1871/00/00 Max Schmitt in a Single Scull - created Painter The Champion Single Sculls
1874/00/00 Thomas Eakins' father, Benjamin has a studio space made for him in the newly constructed fourth floor of their Mount Vernon Street home. Artist Thomas Eakins House Philadelphia, PA
1875/00/00 Eakins paints a portrait of Dr Samuel D Gross for the Centennial Expo. "I have just got a new picture blocked in and it is far better than anything I have ever done. As I spoil things less and less in finishing I have the greatest hopes for this one." Artist The Gross Clinic (painting) Thomas Eakins House Philadelphia, PA
1876/05/00 Thomas Eakins returns to the Pennsylvania Academy to teach as a volunteer. Work Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Philadelphia, PA
1876/10/00 Rejected by the Committee of Selection to be displayed in the Fine Arts Section of the Centennial Exhibitio, Thomas Eakins' "The Gross Clinic" is hung in the US Army Post Hospital Exhibit. Artist The Gross Clinic (painting) Centennial Exposition
1878/00/00 Thomas Eakins becomes a salaried professor at the Pennsylvania Academy. Work Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Philadelphia, PA
1879/00/00 Thomas Eakins paints "The Fairman Rogers Four-in-Hand" using photographs of horses to precisely render their movements, 1879-1880. Artist The Fairman Rogers Four-in-Hand (painting) Invention Of Photography
1879/09/00 Fairman Rogers host Thomas Eakins in Newport, Rhode Island. Guest Fairholme, Newport RI Newport, RI
1882/00/00 Thomas Eakins is made the director of the Pennsylvania Academy. Work Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Philadelphia, PA
1886/00/00 Eakins causes a scandal by lifting the loincloth of a male model in front of female students. After he is forced to resign from the PAFA, he will establish the Art Students' League of Philadelphia but will eventually quit teaching. Life Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Philadelphia, PA
1887/07/00 Eakins is ostracized from Philadelphia society and spends the summer on a 'rest cure' at a ranch in the Dakota Badlands. Life
1888/00/00 Talcott Williams brings Thomas Eakins to Camden to meet Walt Whitman. Whitman finds the artist's lack of social graces refreshing and offers to sit for him. "Mr Eakins, the portrait painter, of Philadelphia, is going to have a whack at me." WW Guest Walt Whitman House Camden, NJ
1889/00/00 The Agnew Clinic - created Painter The Agnew Clinic
1889/00/00 Thomas Eakins paints a black-and-white version of The Agnew Clinic to create a photogravure, the photogravure is currently at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, but not on display. Painter The Agnew Clinic
1889/05/31 Thomas Eakins attends Whitman's 70th birthday party celebrated with a several course dinner called "The Feast of Reason" followed by "The Flow of Soul", a program of testimonial speeches and readings. Guest Walt Whitman's 70th Birthday Dinner
1892/03/28 Thomas Eakins and protege, Samuel Murray, make Walt Whitman's death mask and a plaster cast of the poet's hand. At least three death masks survive, including one at the Princeton University Library. Artist Walt Whitman Death Mask (sculpture) Walt Whitman House Camden, NJ Death of Walt Whitman
1893/00/00 Eakins' The Agnew Clinic is exhibited at the World's Columbian Exposition. Painter The Agnew Clinic Museum of Science and Industry Chicago World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago
1895/00/00 Sam Murray and Tom Eakins use Walt Whitman's death mask as a model when carving "Moses", one of ten biblical prophets commissioned for the Witherspoon building in Philadelphia. Artist Walt Whitman Death Mask (sculpture) Witherspoon Building Philadelphia, PA Death of Walt Whitman
1916/06/25 Thomas Eakins dies of heart failure shortly before one o'clock in the afternoon on a Sunday in June. At his request, there will be no funeral or flowers. Eakins will be cremated and his ashes will be kept in the family house. Died Thomas Eakins House Philadelphia, PA
1939/00/00 After the death of Thomas Eakins's wife Susan in late December 1938, her ashes and his are buried in the family plot at The Woodlands in Philadelphia. In Memoriam The Woodlands Philadelphia, PA

4 Creative Works by Thomas Eakins »

Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
The Champion Single Sculls Painter Painting 1871/00/00
  • 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die
The Gross Clinic (painting) Artist Painting 1875/00/00
The Fairman Rogers Four-in-Hand (painting) Artist Painting 1879/00/00
The Agnew Clinic Painter Painting 1889/00/00
  • 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die

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