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Thomas Eakins

Full name: Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins
Gender: Male
Born: July 25, 1844 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 25, 1916 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

Thomas Eakins was a photographer and sculptor, but was best known for his paintings. His best known works were sports images from rowing and swimming. However, he became successful and famous only after his death. Descended from an Irish family, he was an avid and versatile sportsman. His childhood friend Max Schmitt taught him the German language. Eakins caused several scandals by his penchant for nudes, in a time of very prudish America. Today he is considered one of the most important and most expensive painters of the United States before World War II. The art historian Henry Adams described Thomas Eakins in 2005 as the “Michael Jackson” of his time, because he also was guilty of serious misconducts such as anti-Semitism, bestiality, exhibitionism, incest, lies, sadism, poor writing style, sexism, unattractiveness and voyeurism. His paintings were posthumously submitted to the 1932 art competition.

Although Eakins was married three times, it is still unclear whether he was heterosexual or homosexual. What is known about some of his friends and students is that they were gay, but it was never confirmed that he himself was gay. In some of his works homosexual motives can be identified.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 88 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event United States USA AC hors concours
1932 Summer 88 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event United States USA AC hors concours
1932 Summer 88 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event United States USA AC hors concours

Mixed Painting, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1932 Summer 88 Los Angeles Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC hors concours The Oarsmen
1932 Summer 88 Los Angeles Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC hors concours Between Rounds
1932 Summer 88 Los Angeles Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC hors concours Turning the Stake Boat