Date Thesis Awarded


Access Type

Honors Thesis -- Access Restricted On-Campus Only

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)


Art and Art History


Alan Wallach

Committee Members

Robert J. Scholnick

Susan Verdi Webster


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.

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Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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