11 Days: Eakins’ “Men of Medicine”

Last Spring, when W. W. Norton scheduled the publication date for the latest book on Thomas Eakins, no one would have guessed the artist would be the subject of 350 news stories and 750 blog posts when the book hit the stores. Lucky for Norton, and author William S. McFeely. At the peak of the controversy, McFeely just happened to be on tour promoting Portrait: A Life of Thomas Eakins. With thanks to the Free Library of Philadelphia, we offer audio of his talk from last week.  Listen here »

Today (12-15-06) at noon, there’s another talk worth hearing. The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts added a special addition to their Art-at-Lunch series in Hamilton Auditorium. PAFA archivist Cheryl Leibold’s “Eakins and the Men of Medicine” focuses on “Thomas Eakins’s intense interest in the study and teaching of human anatomy, and on several of his portraits of physicians. Having studied anatomy at Thomas Jefferson Medical College, he knew many of the city’s leading doctors, including Dr. Samuel D. Gross and Dr. Hayes Agnew, both of whom were subjects of major ‘surgery’ portraits by Eakins.”

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One Comment on “11 Days: Eakins’ “Men of Medicine””


  1. great information-THANK YOU WHYY

    Dr. Rick Lippin
    Southampton. Pa


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