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Eakins Thomas Eakins Nude Series Resignation Letter
NUDITY IN THE CLASSROOM
INDICTED BY RUMOR
Nude Series
WORLD EVENTS
During one of his anatomy lectures at the Pennsylvania Academy, Eakins removes a loincloth from a male model, in the presence of women students. After receiving complaints, Edward H. Coates, Chairman of the Committee on Instruction, writes to Eakins, asking him to tender his resignation as Director of the Schools and Professor of Painting.
1886
February 9, 1886
In accordance with your request just received, I tender you my resignation as director of the schools of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Yours truly,
Thomas Eakins
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