Thomas Eakins Letters to Family, circa 1866-1869
About the Project
Many American artists traveled to Paris, France, to further their careers. Several of the American portraitists, realists, impressionists, and abstract artists that studied, lived, and worked in Paris, France during the late 19th and early 20th centuries wrote letters home to family and friends describing their lives there. One of these artists was Thomas Eakins, and here you will find letters dating from his art studies in Paris in the 1860s.