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The Writing Master

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Description: Thomas Eakins: The Heroism of Modern Life
IN 1887 EAKINS’ friend the Philadelphia journalist Talcott Williams took him to meet Walt Whitman at Whitman’s house in Camden...
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.144-169
Description: Thomas Eakins: Art, Medicine, and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia
For Benjamin Franklin, resisting authority and extolling the middle class were the basis for a strident patriotism that shaped a young democracy. For Thomas Eakins, the same ideology informed his sensibilities, but resisting the establishment and its pretensions was better business for a revolutionary than it was for a high-end portrait painter. …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.150-161

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