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Back Painting of Rower on Schuylkill
Eakins Thomas Eakins Thomas Eakins and Susan Macdowell Eakins Headstone Painting of Rower on Schuylkill
THE UNFINISHED PORTRAIT
Thomas Eakins and Susan Macdowell Eakins Headstone
WORLD EVENTS
I was born July 25, 1844. My father's father was from the north of Ireland of the Scotch Irish. On my mother's side my blood is English and Hollandish. I was a pupil of Gérôme (also of Bonnat and of Dumont, sculptor). I have taught in life classes, and lectured on anatomy continuously since 1873. I have painted many pictures and done a little sculpture.

For the public I believe my life is all in my work.

Yours truly,
Thomas Eakins
1916
Thomas Eakins died of heart failure shortly before one o'clock in the afternoon of Sunday, June 25, 1916. Eakins had requested that there be no funeral or flowers and that his body be cremated. His ashes were kept in the family house until Susan Eakins' death in 1938, at which time her ashes and his were buried in the family plot not far from the Schuylkill River.
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