1902 self portrait Painter, designer and professor
Introduced the camera to the American Art Studio. Photograph by Thomas Eakins. It was a study in human motion.
I produced a number of large paintings which brought the portrait out of the drawing room and into the offices, streets, parks, rivers, and any outside venue in my city. These active outdoor venues allowed me to paint the subject which most inspired me.
The swimming hole (1884-1885) features Eakins’ finest studies of the nude, in my most successfully constructed outdoor picture.
Member of the National Academy of Design
I taught at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts.
Memorials at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts.
The Gross Clinic,1875, Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
Lincoln and Grant, bronze sculptures by William O’Donovan(men) and Eakins(horses) 1893-1894, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, New York
One of my first paintings ever. Max Schmitt in a single scull(1871), Metropolitan
Miss Amelia Van Buren, ca. 1891, The Phillips Collection Washington D.C.
Portrait of Maud Cook(1895), Yale University Art Gallery