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Wyatt Eaton : biography

May 6, 1849 - June 7, 1896

Wyatt Eaton, baptised Charles Wyatt Eaton, (May 6, 1849 – June 7, 1896) was a Canadian/American portrait and figure painter, remembered as one of the founders of the Society of American Artists.

Sources

  • Sherman, Frederic Fairchild, American Painters of Yesterday and Today, 1919, Priv. print in New York. Chapter: Figure Pictures by Wyatt Eaton: http://www.archive.org/stream/americanpainters00sheriala#page/38/mode/2up

Biography

Born in Philipsburg, Quebec, Lower Canada, Eaton was a student of the National Academy of Design, New York. In 1872, he moved to Paris and studied at the École des Beaux-Arts under Jean-Léon Gérôme. During this time, he made the acquaintance of Jean-François Millet at Barbizon, and was also influenced by his friend Jules Bastien-Lepage.

After his return to the United States in 1877, he became a teacher in the Cooper Institute, and opened a studio in New York City. He became one of the founders of the Society of American Artists, in which he was the first secretary. Eaton died from tuberculosis at Newport, Rhode Island on June 7, 1896.

Works

  • 1868 - Study of a Classical Bust, oil on canvas,
  • 1869 - "Study after the Antique", c. 1869, oil on paper,
  • 1870 - Ann Letta Stanton Baker, oil on canvas,
  • 1870 - Arthur Henry Gilmour, oil on canvas,
  • 1870 - Farmer's Boy
  • 1870 - John Baker, oil on canvas,
  • 1870 - John Carpenter Baker, oil on canvas,
  • 1870 - Mary Jane Baker Gilmour, oil on canvas,
  • 1873 - Landscape Sketch, oil on canvas, mounted on cardboard
  • 1873 - Monsieur Coclèze, c. 1873,
  • 1873 - Portrait of a Man,
  • 1875 - Reverie,
  • 1876 - Harvesters at Rest
  • 1877 - Haystacks at Barbizon, etching in brown on cream laid paper,
  • 1877 - Laure, etching on cream wove paper,
  • 1877 - Trees in the Forest of Fontainebleau, etching in brown on cream laid paper,
  • 1879 - Boy Whittling
  • 1879 - Portrait of William Cullen Bryant, oil on canvas,
  • 1880 - Grandmother and Child
  • 1881 - Portrait of a Lady (Mrs. W.W. Ladd Jr.?), charcoal on buff laid paper,
  • 1884 - The Gleaner, pastel on buff laid paper,
  • 1888 - Ariadne, oil on canvas,
  • 1889 - William T. Evans, oil on canvas,
  • 1894 - Sir William Van Horne, oil on canvas,
  • Lassitude,

Portraits of Wyatt Eaton

  • Portrait of Wyatt Eaton, c. 1878, J. Alden Weir, oil on canvas
  • Self-portrait, 1879
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