John Biglin in a Single Scull by Thomas Eakins

Thomas Eakins produced a number of large paintings which brought the portrait out of the drawing room and into the offices, streets, parks, rivers, arenas, and surgical amphitheaters of his city. He remained committed to recording realistic scenes from contemporary American life.

No less important in Eakins’ life was his work as a teacher. As an instructor Eakins was a highly influential presence in American art. He taught hundreds of students his approach to a realistic painting style and those student are artistic heirs to Eakins philosophy.

Many of  Eakinsworks were  done of people and places in and around Philadelphia.  The Biglin Brothers were superstar rowers of their time and they were a big attraction as they were rowing there.  We studied Eakins’ painting  shown below.

John Biglin in a Single Scull by Thomas Eakins

For those students not in class, view the PowerPoint and turn in your answers to  the essay questions to me in class.  Thomas Eakins John Biglin in a Single Scull
Have a blessed week.  Mrs. S

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One Response to John Biglin in a Single Scull by Thomas Eakins

  1. David Brumb says:

    I really liked this picture, it was very pretty.

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