Thomas Eakins

Painter Thomas Eakins

Profession: Painter

United States of America

Biography: Widely acknowledged to be one of the most important artists in American art history. He painted several hundred portraits, usually of friends, family members, or prominent people, many of which offer an overview of the intellectual life of Philadelphia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Born: July 25, 1844
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Star Sign: Leo

Died: June 25, 1916 (aged 71)

Married Life

  • 1884-01-19 Painter Thomas Eakins (39) weds painter and photographer Susan Macdowell (32) in a Quaker ceremony

Historical Events

  • 1886-02-13 Painter Thomas Eakins resigns from Philadelphia Academy of Art after controversial over use of male nudes in a coed art class

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