Thomas Eakins

1844 (Philadelphia) – 1916 (Philadelphia)

Eakins assisted Muybridge in research he undertook in Philadelphia, and was directly influenced by his approach to photographing human and animal locomotion. Whitman and Eakins had a lot of mutual respect, perhaps grounded in the professional rebuffs both had experienced; Eakins painted and photographed Whitman (a set of images of a naked old man are probably also be of him). Henri studied under him briefly, and after his death, wrote about his honesty and integrity as an artist.

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