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Eakins, Thomas 1844-1916

Overview
Works: 730 works in 1,169 publications in 3 languages and 33,638 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  History  Catalogues raisonnés  Personal correspondence 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Photographer, Other, Honoree, Artist
Classifications: ND237.E15, 759.13
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Eakins revealed : the secret life of an American artist by Henry Adams( )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Eakins is widely considered one of the great American painters, an artist whose uncompromising realism helped move American art from the Victorian era into the modern age. He is also acclaimed as a paragon of integrity, one who stood up for his artistic beliefs even when they brought him personal and professional difficulty - as when he was fired from the Pennsylvania Academy of Art for removing a model's loincloth in a drawing class." "Yet beneath the surface of Eakins's pictures is a sense of brooding unease and latent violence - a discomfort voiced by one of his sitters who said his portrait "decapitated" her. In Eakins Revealed, art historian Henry Adams examines the dark side of Eakins's life and work, in a new biography that will change our understanding of this American icon. Based on close study of Eakins's work and new research in the Bregler papers, a major collection never fully mined by scholars, this volume shows Eakins was not merely uncompromising, but harsh and brutal both in his personal life and in his painting. Adams uncovers the bitter personal feuds and family tragedies surrounding Eakins - his mother died insane and his niece committed suicide amid allegations that Eakins had seduced her - and documents the artist's tendency toward psychological abuse and sexual harassment of those around him. This book not only unveils new facts about Eakins's life; more important, it makes sense, for the first time, of the enigmas of his work."--Jacket
Thomas Eakins by Darrel Sewell( Book )

13 editions published in 2001 in English and French and held by 1,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lavishly illustrated with more than 250 copies of Thomas Eakins best and most popular works
The Thomas Eakins collection of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden by Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Eakins by Lloyd Goodrich( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Eakins is recognized today as the strongest purely realistic artist of late nineteenth-and early twentieth-century America. But in his lifetime he was the most neglected and misunderstood major painter of the period. Many of his chief works were rejected by the art establishment. He sold few paintings and received few commissions. He was a great innovating teacher, but was forced to resign as head of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts by the academy's prudish directors. He had only a singe one-man exhibition in his whole life. Aside from a few friendly critics in early years, reviewers attacked or ignored him until his old age. Not one article on him as a painter was published in his lifetime. Yet so strong was his character that he continued to create uncompromisingly realistic works throughout the forty years of his professional career. -- Preface
The life and work of Thomas Eakins by Gordon Hendricks( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins (July 25, 1844 June 25, 1916) was an American realist painter, photographer, sculptor, and fine arts educator. He is widely acknowledged to be one of the most important artists in American art history. For the length of his professional career, from the early 1870s until his health began to fail some 40 years later, Eakins worked exactingly from life, choosing as his subject the people of his hometown of Philadelphia. He painted several hundred portraits, usually of friends, family members, or prominent people in the arts, sciences, medicine, and clergy. Taken en masse, the portraits offer an overview of the intellectual life of Philadelphia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; individually, they are incisive depictions of thinking persons."--Wikipedia
Eakins watercolors by Donelson F Hoopes( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains thirty-two full-color plates and fourteen black-and-white illustrations with detailed captions and discussions of the artist's work
Portrait : the life of Thomas Eakins by William S McFeely( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Eakins, a native of Philadelphia, painted two worlds: one sure of its values - the surgeons, inventors, musicians, and athletes of his time - and another that reflected his own struggles with depression and sexual identity. In this account of those struggles, William S. McFeely sheds new light on Eakins's genius and on the evocative melancholy of his portraits, particularly of women, which include many of his remarkable wife, Susan Macdowell Eakins. Those deeply perceptive paintings may be the greatest expressions of his art." "One of America's leading historians, McFeely has long been an interpreter of nineteenth-century American writing. An aspect of this narrative is how he brings the painter into the company of Thoreau, Melville, and Whitman, with whom Eakins formed a deep friendship."--Jacket
Homer, Eakins, and Anshutz : the search for American identity in the gilded age by Randall C Griffin( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Randall Griffin's book examines the ways in which artists and critics sought to construct a new identity for America during the era dubbed the Gilded Age because of its leaders' taste for opulence. Artists such as Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, and Thomas Anshutz explored alternative "American" themes and styles, but widespread belief in the superiority of European art led them and their audiences to look to the Old World for legitimacy. This rich, never-resolved contradiction between the native and autonomous, on the one hand, and, on the other, the European and borrowed serves as the armature of Griffin's innovative look at how and why the world of art became a key site in the American struggle for identity." "Homer, Eakins, and Anshutz will be of importance to all those interested in American culture as well as to specialists in art history and art criticism."--Jacket
The photographs of Thomas Eakins by Thomas Eakins( Book )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Eakins : artist of Philadelphia by Darrel Sewell( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man made : Thomas Eakins and the construction of Gilded Age manhood by Martin A Berger( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Often censured during his lifetime for his insistence on studying and painting from the nude, Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) is now acclaimed as one of America's greatest realist painters. Man Made examines Eakins's art and life, illustrating how the artist used his canvases to cope with the complex requirements of Victorian gender. Martin Berger reads a series of Eakins's paintings, ranging from early to late works, giving a nuanced and elegant examination of Eakins's portrayal of white, middle-class manhood. This provocative cultural art history treats these paintings in terms of what they reveal about Eakins's own identity as well as the nation's changing ideals of manhood during the final years of the nineteenth century."--Jacket
Thomas Eakins : his life and work by Lloyd Goodrich( Book )

3 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Eakins and the uses of history by Akela Reason( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) was one of America's foremost painters and a highly respected sculptor, photographer, and fine arts teacher. He is often celebrated for his realist depictions of contemporary life in late nineteenth-century Philadelphia. Yet, in addition to his iconic paintings of rowers, doctors, and wrestlers, he completed a number of works that reflected his deep and abiding interest in the historical past. [book title] is the first book to examine the artist's lifelong fascination with historical themes. [author] delves deeply into unpublished letters, diaries of friends and contemporaries, and period newspapers to offer new insights into this aspect of the artist's career."--Book jacket
Thomas Eakins : the absolute male by John Esten( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Eakins: his photographic works by Thomas Eakins( Book )

7 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Eakins : his life and art by William Innes Homer( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and German and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eakins at Avondale and Thomas Eakins, a personal collection : March 15-May 18, 1980, Brandywine River Museum of the Brandywine Conservancy, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania by Brandywine River Museum( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Eakins and the Metropolitan Museum of Art by H. Barbara Weinberg( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Thomas Eakins collection of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden by Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manly pursuits : writings on the sporting images of Thomas Eakins( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Eakins revealed : the secret life of an American artist
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Thomas EakinsPortrait : the life of Thomas EakinsHomer, Eakins, and Anshutz : the search for American identity in the gilded ageMan made : Thomas Eakins and the construction of Gilded Age manhoodThomas Eakins and the uses of historyThomas Eakins : the absolute maleThomas Eakins : his life and art
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C.D. Cook

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Икинс, Томас

Томас Эйкинс

Томас Эйкінс

Томас Ікінс американський художник

Թոմաս Իկինս

Թոմաս Իկինս ամերիկյան նկարիչ, լուսանկարիչ, մանկավարժ (1844-1916)

תומאס אייקינס אמן אמריקאי

תומאס אייקנס

توماس إيكنز

توماس إيكنز رسام أمريكي

توماس ایکینز عکاس، نقاش، و مجسمه‌ساز آمریکایی

تھامس ایکنز

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টমাস এয়াকিনস মার্কিন চিত্রশিল্পী

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