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Thomas Eakins
(1844 - 1916)

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1844 Born 25 July
1862 Attends the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
1862 Studies anatomy at Jefferson Medical College
1866 Travels to Paris, attends the École des Beaux-arts and studies under Jean-Léon Gérôme, Léon Bonnat, and Augustin Alexandre Dumont
1868 Spends 6 months in Spain, influenced by Velazquez and Ribera
1869 Returns to Philadelphia, resumes studies at Jefferson Medical College
1878 Begins teaching at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
1879 Appointed professor of Painting and Drawing
1884 Marries Susan Hannah Macdowell
1886 Founded Philadelphia Art Students' League
1886 Tenders resignation at the Academy over an issue with live models
1916 Dies 25 June in Philadelphia
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