Publication Date

1-1-1994

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Beard, Dorathea K.

Department

School of Art

Abstract

Thomas Eakins may be considered one of America’s greatest painters by modern scholars; however, this was not the case in his own time. Fortunately, Eakins was financially independent and was able to select the people whom he wished to paint. The first part of my research focused on Eakin’s choice of sitters, his style and philosophy of painting. Secondly, I compared his style and philosophy of those of his contemporaries, John Singer Sargent and James McNeill Whistler. Finally, I analyzed Eakins’ portraits as commentaries on the Gilded Age.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

45 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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