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Thomas Eakins

1844 - 1916

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Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins (; July 25, 1844 – June 25, 1916) was an American realist painter, photographer, sculptor, and fine arts educator. He is widely acknowledged to be one of the most important American artists.For the length of his professional career, from the early 1870s until his health began to fail some 40 years later, Eakins worked exactingly from life, choosing as his subject the people of his hometown of Philadelphia. He painted several hundred portraits, usually of friends, family members, or prominent people in the arts, sciences, medicine, and clergy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Eakins has received more than 709,006 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Thomas Eakins is the 754th most popular painter (down from 584th in 2019), the 2,569th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,956th in 2019) and the 29th most popular American Painter.

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Among painters, Thomas Eakins ranks 754 out of 1,421Before him are Carlo Maratta, Nikolaos Gyzis, Adam Frans van der Meulen, Léon Cogniet, Piero del Pollaiolo, and Alvise Vivarini. After him are Joseph Anton Koch, David Teniers the Elder, Joos de Momper, Ferrer Bassa, Jean Fautrier, and Moritz von Schwind.

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Among people born in 1844, Thomas Eakins ranks 39Before him are Henry J. Heinz, Adolf Engler, Mihály Munkácsy, Eduard Strasburger, Louis Riel, and Minna Canth. After him are Joshua Slocum, Prince Philipp of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Victorine Meurent, Vasily Polenov, George W. De Long, and Édouard Branly. Among people deceased in 1916, Thomas Eakins ranks 64Before him are Alice Ball, Thibaw Min, Herbert Kilpin, Fergus Suter, Karl von Stürgkh, and Hetty Green. After him are August Leskien, Huang Xing, Friedrich Ernst Dorn, Saki, Marie Bracquemond, and James Connolly.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Thomas Eakins ranks 2,569 out of 18,182Before him are Chuck Palahniuk (1962), Janet Jackson (1966), Bob Cousy (1928), Cissy Houston (1933), Robert Hansen (1939), and Edward Herrmann (1943). After him are Melissa McCarthy (1970), David Duke (1950), Alvin Plantinga (1932), Patricia Arquette (1968), Claire Lee Chennault (1890), and Arthur Kennedy (1914).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, Thomas Eakins ranks 29Before him are Donald Judd (1928), Jasper Johns (1930), Allan Kaprow (1927), Will Sampson (1933), Julian Schnabel (1951), and Dorothea Tanning (1910). After him are Winslow Homer (1836), Cindy Sherman (1954), Lee Krasner (1908), Carl Andre (1935), Gutzon Borglum (1867), and Chuck Close (1940).