Arts: A Force

In Manhattan last week, the Knoedler Gallery honored the 100th birthday of one of the finest U.S. artists.

Thomas Eakins (rhymes with makin's) lived & died (1844-1916) without enjoying or soliciting artistic honors. In last week's show he was commemorated in 88 of his works, chiefly oils plus four of the little wax figures he made to help him with his sculptural paintings, and a few of the charming, swift sketches he always made in oil, even for his watercolors. One of these paintings, Salutat, represented his famed...

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