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Thomas Eakins: His Life and Art

Homer, William Innes

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ISBN 10: 0789207745 / ISBN 13: 9780789207746
Published by Abbeville Press, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1992
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Title: Thomas Eakins: His Life and Art

Publisher: Abbeville Press, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Cloth Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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The full range of Thomas Eakins's art -- lively sporting scenes, psychologically incisive portraits, dramatic historical tableaux, as well as numerous sculptures and innovative photographs -- is explored in revealing detail in this outstanding critical biography. The first edition of Thomas Eakins: His Life and Art, published in 1992, was selected by Choice as One of the best art books of the year. This second edition of what has become the standard book on the artist adds an appendix discussing recent discoveries about Eakins's use of photography and a bibliographical addendum.

Professor Homer explains Eakins's working methods through telling comparisons between his paintings and the photographs and drawings that were part of his creative process. Drawing on previously undiscovered primary sources, Homer paints a nuanced portrait of the career of this controversial artist, who was too frequently seen as a victim of the Establishment. The result is this landmark in Eakins studies, which helps to demythologize Eakins without diminishing his brilliance or importance.

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William Innes Homer is the H. Rodney Sharp Professor Emeritus and former Chairman of the Department of Art History at the University of Delaware. He was a consultant and catalogue author for the Philadelphia Museum of Art's 2001-2 exhibition "Thomas Eakins" and is currently preparing an edition of Eakins's complete letters.

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