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 530,235 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Thomas Eakins is the 585th most popular painter (down from 558th in 2019), the 1,957th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,754th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular American Painter.

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Among painters, Thomas Eakins ranks 585 out of 1,428Before him are István Sándorfi, Benvenuto Tisi, Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein, Cornelis van Haarlem, Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, and Juan Sánchez Cotán. After him are Bernardo Strozzi, Francesco Francia, Alesso Baldovinetti, Giulio Clovio, Santiago Rusiñol, and Friedrich von Amerling.

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Among people born in 1844, Thomas Eakins ranks 33Before him are Abdur Rahman Khan, Julius Wellhausen, `Abdu'l-Bahá, Sophia Tolstaya, Adolf Engler, and Saitō Hajime. After him are Édouard Branly, Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Alençon, Henry J. Heinz, Princess Françoise of Orléans, Joshua Slocum, and Minna Canth. Among people deceased in 1916, Thomas Eakins ranks 51Before him are Antonio Sant'Elia, Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Torakusu Yamaha, Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, Saki, and Hans Richter. After him are Paolo Tosti, Ōyama Iwao, Joseph Gallieni, Isa Boletini, Princess Adelheid-Marie of Anhalt-Dessau, and Herbert Kilpin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Thomas Eakins ranks 1,957 out of 15,968Before him are David J. Wineland (1944), Aaron Eckhart (1968), William Lipscomb (1919), Henry Molaison (1926), Spiro Agnew (1918), and Rami Malek (1981). After him are Pat Metheny (1954), Karl Barry Sharpless (1941), James Bond (1900), John DeLorean (1925), Richie Sambora (1959), and William Daniel Phillips (1948).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, Thomas Eakins ranks 23Before him are Cy Twombly (1928), Julian Schnabel (1951), Richard Serra (1939), Allan Kaprow (1927), Frank Stella (1936), and Andrew Wyeth (1917). After him are Lee Krasner (1908), Carl Andre (1935), Bruce Nauman (1941), Donald Judd (1928), Dorothea Tanning (1910), and Cindy Sherman (1954).