Portrait: The Life of Thomas Eakins

By: William S. McFeely

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Thomas Eakins painted two worlds in nineteenth-century America: one sure of its values--statesmen, scientists, and philosophers--and one that offered an uncertain vision of the changing times. From the shadow of his mother's depression to his fraught identity as a married man with homosexual inclinations, to his failure to sell his work in his day, Eakins was a man marked equally by passion and melancholy.In this enlightening examination of Eakins's defining artistic moments and key relationships--with wife Susan MacDowell, with subject and friend Walt Whitman, and with several leading scientists of his time--William S. McFeely sheds light on the motivations and desires of a founder of American realism.

Title: Portrait: The Life of Thomas Eakins

Author Name: William S. McFeely

Categories: Art: Biography,

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: November 2007

ISBN Number: 0393330680

ISBN Number 13: 9780393330687

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: New - New

Seller ID: 63289