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Thomas Eakins, the heroism of modern life

Author: Elizabeth Johns
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Why did Thomas Eakins, now considered the foremost American painter of the nineteenth century, make portraiture his main field in an era when other major artists disdained such a choice? With a rich discussion of the cultural and vocational context of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Elizabeth Johns answers this question."--Amazon.
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Named Person: Thomas Eakins; Thomas Eakins; Eakins, Thomas <1844-1916>; Walt Whitman; Thomas Eakins; Thomas Eakins; Thomas Eakins; Walt Whitman; Thomas Eakins; Thomas Eakins
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Johns
ISBN: 0691040222 9780691040226 0691002886 9780691002880
OCLC Number: 9683435
Description: xx, 207 pages [91] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Responsibility: by Elizabeth Johns.
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