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Five years after he graduates from Central High School, Thomas Eakins travels to Paris to study to become an artist. He is at the beginning of a great wave of American artists traveling to Europe. His correspondence home details his adventures in this city of art.

Eakins arrives in Paris a well-trained draftsman, but he has never painted. He continues his education at the renowned Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, the leading art academy of its day. Eakins studies with Jean-Léon Gérôme, one of the youngest teachers at the Ecole.
1866 - 1868
 
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