Date Thesis Awarded
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Bachelors of Arts (BA)
Art and Art History
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.
Starcher, John Eric, "Portraits of Professional Men in the Gilded Age: An Investigation of the Life and Art of Thomas Eakins" (2009). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 315.
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