Thomas Eakins

Thomas Eakins

Style: Realism

Lived: July 25, 1844 - June 25, 1916 (19th - 20th century)

Nationality: USA

Enthusiasm for one's goal lessens the disagreeableness of working toward it.

The big artist keeps an eye on nature and steals her tools.

Of course, it is well to go abroad and see the works of the old masters, but Americans... must strike out for themselves, and only by doing this will we create a great and distinctly American art.

In mathematics the complicated things are reduced to simple things. So it is in painting.

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