Thomas Pollock Anshutz

1851-1912 America-Portraitist

 

Brief Biography-Thomas Pollock Anshutz was from Kentucky, America. When he was twenty he moved to Brooklyn, New York and eventually studied at the National Academy of Design in the city. When he moved to Philadelphia he took lessons with Thomas Eakins. In 1878, He worked with Eakins as his assistant teaching anatomy classes. He became strongly influenced by Eakins and adopted some of his techniques. He was also impressed by Winslow Homer. He began teaching at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1881 and dedicated most of his time to teaching. By 1886 Anshutz was disagreed with some of Eakins teaching techniques and assisted in his cessation as the school's director. After getting married and having a son in 1893 he went to Paris where he studied briefly under William Adolphe Bouguereau. He travelled Europe and threw himself back into painting inspired by French impressionists. He returned to Philadelphia and spent time in New Jersey painting plein-air scenes. In Darby, Pennsylvania he formed a summer school with the artist Hugh Breckenridge. By 1909 portraiture was what Anshutz became widely known for. The Philadelphia Academy awarded him a gold medal in that year and the next year he was made director of the Academy. He was also president of the Philadelphia Sketch Club. In 1910, he suffered from heart disease and after a short visit to Europe he returned to Philadelphia and died in 1912.

 

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The Ironworker's
Noontime

The Ironworker's Noontime

A Passing
Glance

A Passing Glance

Boys by
a Fire

Boys by a Fire

Lady by
a Window

Lady by a Window

Figure
Piece

Figure Piece

Down the
Delaware Bay

Down the Delaware Bay

Indians on
the Ohio

Indians on the Ohio

New Jersey
Shore

New Jersey Shore

Lumber
Boat

Lumber Boat

A
Rose

A Rose

Morning
Mist

Morning Mist

Aunt
Hannah

Aunt Hannah

Lady
with Bonnet

Lady with Bonnet

Checker
Players

Checker Players

Boy Reading Ned Anshutz

Boy Reading Ned Anshutz

North East
Weather

North East Weather

Steamboat on
the Ohio

Steamboat on the Ohio

The
Chore

The Chore

The Fairy
Tale

The Fairy Tale

The Farmer and His
Son at Harvesting

The Farmer and His Son at Harvesting

Portrait of Rebecca
H Whelan

Portrait of Rebecca H Whelan

On the Delaware
at Tacony

On the Delaware at Tacony

Margaret Perot
Hirshhorn

Margaret Perot Hirshhorn

Self-
Portrait

Self-Portrait

Two Boys by a Boat
Cape Town in May

Two Boys by a Boat Near Cape Town in May

The
Harpist

The Harpist

Woman in a
Rocking Chair

Woman in a Rocking Chair

The Incense
Burner

The Incense Burner

Saint Cloud
near Paris

Saint Cloud near Paris

The
Steamboat

Steamboat

The Way
They Live

The Way They Live

Woman Writing
at a Table

Woman Writing at a Table

A Flowered Gown

A Flowered Gown

Emily Pollock

Emily Fairchild Pollock

Garden

Garden

Katherine Rice

Katherine Rice

Landscape with
Grey Sky

Landscape with Grey Sky

Portrait of Mrs
Anshutz

Portrait of Mrs Anshutz

The Summer
House

The Summer House


house and tree

house and tree


low tide

low tide

man and woman
on the beach

man and woman on the beach


man in boat

man in boat


mother and child

mother and child


pennsylvania scene

pennsylvania scene


rooftops saint cloud

rooftops saint cloud

woman reading
in an interior

woman reading in an interior