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Two American Realist Painters. ≈ ≈ ≈ Winslow Homer & Thomas Eakins. Portrait of Maud Cook (1895) by Thomas Eakins.

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Two american realist painters

Two American Realist Painters

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Winslow Homer & Thomas Eakins

Portrait of Maud Cook (1895) by Thomas Eakins


  • Winslow Homer (1836-1910) is considered one of the foremost painters of the 19th century, leading American art out of the romanticism of the mid-1800s and toward the heights of realism.

  • By the time he was 21, he had established himself as a freelance illustrator in New York City. During the Civil War, Harper’s Weekly employed him to illustrate battle scenes.


Concerning this drawing, painters of the 19Sharpshooter on Picket Duty,Homer wrote, “I was not a soldier but a camp follower & artist. The above impression struck me as being as near murder as anything I ever could think of in connection with the army & I always had a horror of that branch of the service.”


Prisoners from the Front painters of the 19 (1866)


Early in his career, Homer painted many scenes of rural American life in his characteristic naturalist style.Snap the Whip (1872)


  • In this painting ( American life in his characteristic naturalist style.The Watermelon Boys [1876]) & the previous one, Homer celebrated boyhood and pastoralism.

  • No surprise that Bantam placed it on the cover of its edition of Huckleberry Finn.



“In the painted great works of the sea, such as Northeaster [1895], as in many other [Homer] paintings, this quality of simplicity is remarkably exemplified. A few massive rock forms combined with onrushing waves are made to give one a tremendous sense of power and reality.” —John W. Beatty


Homer’s direct & energetic interpretation of man's stoic relationship to a neutral & often harsh wilderness influenced succeeding generations of American painters. The Gulf Stream (1899)



He painted many scenes of outdoor life and sporting events. sculptor, & fine arts educator.Max Schmitt in a Single Scull (1871)

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Thomas Eakins


Born in Philadelphia, Eakins studied art at the Penn-sylvania Academy of Fine Arts and anatomy at Jefferson Medical College. John Biglin in a Single Scull (1874)





In 1886, during one of his anatomy lectures, Eakins removed a loincloth from a male model in the presence of women students. After receiving complaints, the head of the academy asked Eakins to tender his resignation. Swimming (1885)


  • Deeply affected by his dismissal from the academy, Eakins turned to portraiture.

  • While he approached these portraits with the skill of a trained anatomist, what is noteworthy is the intense psychological presence of his sitters.

  • His portrait of Walt Whitman (1887) was the poet's favorite.


The Agnew Clinic turned to portraiture. (1889) “To draw the human figure it is necessary to know as much as possible about it, about its structure and its movements, its bones and muscles, how they are made, and how they act.” —Thomas Eakins


  • “I never knew of but one artist, and this is Tom Eakins, who could resist the temptation to see what they think ought to be rather than what is.” —Walt Whitman

  • Eakins's attitude toward realism in painting, and his desire to explore the heart of American life strongly influenced the Ashcan School, the first important group of 20th-century American artists.

  • The Thinker: Portrait of Louis N. Kenton (1900)


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