Before the Dawn of Tom
BY Christopher Harrity
July 09 2011 4:00 AM ET
July 25, 1844 – June 25, 1916
Eakins was a realist of the early 20th century. His soulful portraits and evocative location pieces were devoted to education and scientific exploration. He was also a developed figurative artist with a deep interest in the structure and machinery of the human body. Eakins was a sexual free spirit, and his relationships with his students and his models — both male and female — created scandals that almost eclipsed his reputation as an artist.
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