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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.

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.[1]


Works

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

Portraits of Wyatt Eaton

Portrait of Wyatt Eaton, c. 1878, J. Alden Weir, oil on canvas Smithsonian American Art Museum
Self-portrait, 1879 Canadian gallery of Art

Notes
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Dictionary of Canadian Biography online

References

Sherman, Frederic Fairchild, American Painters of Yesterday and Today, 1919, Priv. print in New York. Chapter: Figure Pictures by Wyatt Eaton: online

Attribution

This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Eaton, Wyatt". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.

External links

Wyatt Eaton at Artcyclopedia.com
Wyatt Eaton at AskArt.com

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