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A life in pictures

William S. McFeely uses the artist's paintings to tell the story of Thomas Eakins

By David Mehegan
Globe Staff / January 8, 2007

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CAMBRIDGE -- With Thomas Eakins's portraits, as with Rembrandt's, you look at the enigmatic faces and can't but wonder what is going on behind those weary eyes. It is as true of Eakins himself, as William S. McFeely discovered in writing his new book, "Portrait: A Life of Thomas Eakins." (Full article: 1104 words)

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