- NAME: Thomas Eakins
- OCCUPATION: Painter, Photographer, Sculptor
- BIRTH DATE: July 25, 1844
- DEATH DATE: June 25, 1916
- EDUCATION: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, École des Beaux-Arts
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- PLACE OF DEATH: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Full Name: Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins
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Thomas Eakins was a naturalist figure painter, portraitist and sculptor. He is considered one of the most influential artists in U.S. history.
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Thomas Eakins was born on July 25, 1844, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Throughout the mid-19th century he studied sculpting in Paris. In 1870, he started teaching at Pennsylvania Academy, but resigned in 1886 when he refused to stop using nude models. Beginning in the 1880s, he used photography to study motion. By his later years, he was considered a major painter. He died on June 25, 1916, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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