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Portraits of Professional Men in the Gilded Age: An Investigation of the Life and Art of Thomas Eakins

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Author: Starcher, John Eric
Advisor: Wallach, Alan, 1942-
Committee Members: Scholnick, Robert J.; Webster, Susan Verdi, 1959-
Issued Date: 2009-05-15
Subjects: Thomas Eakins
American Art
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/1237
Description: This thesis investigates the history of scholarship on the artist Thomas Eakins and attempts to present a new direction in our interpretations of his life and art. By investigating the peculiarities in his artwork this thesis shows that his art is, in part, a dark commentary on the social pressures of the Gilded Age.
Degree: Bachelors of Arts in Art and Art History

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